The Maori would worship the rising sun by singing songs with their arms open
They fished and gathered shellfish and food.
Most chiefs worked too and children learnt by imitating the adults. Elders did simpler tasks like mending nets among other things. Most people specialised in one talent such as carving or cloak making.
Fresh water, bundles of firewood and prepared food were carried to the cooking fires by women
After eating everyone mingled then went to bed. It was believed that evil spirits lurked after dark .