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The Wainuiomata Marae is a hub of Māori culture in Wainuiomata. the Wharekai (dining hall) was opened in 1983 and the Wharenui (meeting house) was opened in 1988. The intricate carvings and weaving on the walls of the Wharenui tell a story about Wainiuomata and the people.
One of the main aims of the Marae is to maintain, enhance and practice the concepts of Māori, including Te Reo (Language) and Tikanga (customs) to name just two. One of the ways they do this is by welcoming guests of any culture or belief onto the Marae and giving them an insight into what it means to be Māori in a multicultural society, and the importance of using Te Reo in our everyday interactions.
Corner of Wellington Road and Parkway Extension
Telephone: +64 4 564 8395