Manurewa Marae is a beautiful marae sitting on 1.6ha. Set on the shores of Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa (Manukau Harbour). Below is a photograph of our beautiful sunset of the Manukau Harbour which you can see from the back of the balcony of Matukutureia.
The spectacular views from the Marae provide a unique backdrop that will create the desired atmosphere of any function.
The Manurewa marae was originally initiated by the vision and passion of a handful of whanau living in Manurewa, who wanted a Marae to support Tangihana (funerals) an ensure that Maori Tikanga (practices), Kawa (protocols) and heritage were maintained. The marae has now grown, with the community into a beautiful safe haven, where whanau, organisations and people of all cultures can come and learn in a vibrant and sacred setting.
We have people from different countries, ethnicities, and backgrounds who hire the marae, for all different occasions. It is our privilege to share our unique culture and marae with each and every one of you, who are willing to learn. We hope your stay with us, will be unforgettable and the memories an experiences will enrich your lives.
Our Whare Tipuna is called Matukurua which was opened on the 20th November 1999 and can sleep up to 250 people. Manurewa Marae has two wharekai (kitchen and dining areas), Matukutururu - Is the smaller wharekai, which (seats 50-100). This wharekai also has a beautiful view of the Manukau harbour, you can click here to see the view. The second wharekai is called Matukutureia which is a much larger dining hall and kitchen. It was opened on the 4th Dec 1989 and seats 300-350.
We also have smaller rooms available to hire. If you are interested in booking a room or the marae, please click the Bookings Menu Tab on the left.
We now have a worm farm, which is a way in which we can get rid of our raw food scraps. The worms produce a garden fertilizer which we feed to our Community garden. In March 2007 Manurewa Marae ran a project called the Marae DIY. This project involved over 300 volunteers who over 3 days worked together on renovating and upgrading the entire marae. Take a look at the photos from DIY 2007 which show all the renovations that occurred throughout the 3 days. Below is the Pepeha of the Manurewa Marae. A pepeha is how the Maori people acknowledge where they are from. This is done through naming where their moana/awa (water), iwi (tribe), maunga (mountain), hapu (subtribe), waka (canoe that their ancestors arrived in) are from, within New Zealand.
Moana: Te Manukatanga a Hoturoa (see photos above)
Awa: Te Puhinui
Iwi: Te Waiohua/Waikato
Hapu: Ngati Te Ata, Te Akitai
Kawa: Tainui - Tau utu utu, tu mai, tu atu
Tikanga: Hei te kaupapa
Category: Pan-Tribal/Urban, Taura Here, Manawhenua
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