This is the final stage of powhiri. The sharing and partaking of food lifts
the final tapu (sacredness) of the Powhiri ritual.
As with the amount of koha given, the amount and types of food that is prepared for the Manuhiri show the mana of the Tangata Whenua. An Iwi who live by the sea would usually specialise in placing kai moana (sea food) on the table, while an Iwi who live inland would usually place delicacies from their area on the table.