OUR MARAE

NGATI WHITIKAUPEKA

Ngati Whitikaupeka has two gazetted marae, Moawhango and Te Riu O Puanga. They are both situated in the Moawhango Valley on the Taihape Napier Road approx. 20 kilometres east on the Taihape Napier Road in the same vicinity as the Moawhango School.

Moawhango Marae are currently in the midst of investigating and pre work to have their Wharetupuna refurbished and renovated as part of their long term upgrading plan for the whole Marae complex. They are currently on to the 3rd stage of the long term plan having completed the previous two stages of installation of a water system and the building of a new ablution block.

Te Riu O Puanga Marae is currently in the middle stages of accessing funding and close to the implementation stage of getting a new dining room and ablution block built.

Moawhango

  • Wharetupuna: Whitikaupeka
  • Whare Kai: Terina (capacity approx. 240 people)
  • Whare Karakia: Whitikaupeka

Moawhango Marae, PO BOX 161, Taihape
I Chairperson: Marjorie Martin     I Secretary: Del Adams
I Administrator: Tracey Hiroa     I Email contact: tracey.hiroa@mokaipateaservices.org.nz

TE RIU O PUANGA

  • Wharetupuna: Oruamatua

Te Riu o Puanga Marae, PO Box 251, Wellington
I Chairperson: Trish Hakopa     I Secretary: Laryhs Makowharemahihi     I Treasurer: Gloria Toheriri
I Te Riu O Puanga Contact: Laryhs Mako Wharemahihi     I Email contact: olahlah@gmail.com

NGATI TAMAKOPIRI

Ngati Tamakopiri has two gazetted marae, Opaea and Kaiewe. Opaea is situated approx. 9 kilometres from Taihape on the Spooners Hill Road. Kaiewe is currently in a dilapidated condition and is unusable. There is no wharekai or ablution block attached to this Marae.

Opaea

  • Wharetupuna: Tumakaurangi
  • Whare Kai: Te Puawaitanga O Te Tumanaako (capacity approx. 120)

Opaea Marae, RD2 Wainui, Taihape
I Chairperson: Moira Raukawa- Haskell     I Secretary: Mere Bennett-Huxtable Hinewai    I Treasurer: Kuia Byford

Kaiewe

  • Wharetupuna: Te Tahi O Pipiri

Otuarei Road, RD2 Taihape
I Kaiewe Contact: Tama Wipaki (06) 388 1335

NGATI HINEMANU/NGATI PAKI MARAE

This hapu Marae is situated 1 kilometre out of Taihape on the southern entrance to the town on State Highway 1.

Winiata

  • Wharetupuna Tautahi
  • Wharekai Hinemanu (capacity approx. 250)

Winiata Marae, PO Box 178, Taihape
I Chairperson: Jordon Haines    I Secretary: Maurini Haines     I Treasurer: Tania Beatty

NGATI HAUITI MARAE

Ngati Hauiti has two gazetted marae, Rata and Otaahuhu. They are both situated along Te Houhou and Taraketi Roads in Rata which is approx. 8 kilometres out of Hunterville.

Rata

  • Wharetupuna: Hauiti
  • Wharekai: Paihere (capacity approx. 100)

Rata Contact List:
I Chairperson: Helen Cooper     I Secretary:
I Treasurer: Ray Holland    I

Otaahuhu

  • Wharetupuna: Te Ruku  O Te Kawau
  • Wharekai (capacity approx. 80)

Otaahuhu Contact List:
I Maria Taiuru, Te Houhou Road, Rata