Manurewa Marae is appropriately referred to as a "one stop shop," striving to provide the basic needs of our community - educational, health, and cultural - in one location. The Marae reaches hundreds of whanau/families in the South Auckland area through our culturally relevant & holistic approach to community development.
Manurewa Marae, in collaboration with several community partners, shares a vision for sustainable grass-roots development which follows the values, protocols & concepts guiding daily life and interaction in Maori culture (Tikanga). Values include the importance of te reo (language), whenua (land) and in particular whanau (family and extended family group), with an emphasis on community ties. Protocols revolve around the concepts of tapu (sacred/forbidden) and noa (unrestricted), as well as offering karakia (prayer) before and after meetings, and an emphasis on face-to-face communication.
Our staff provide programmes and services that equip community members with tools and resources to succeed in all spheres of their life, while supporting our central goal of keeping Maoritanga alive - the Maori way of life and viewing the world.