Te Tahawai Marae Patere

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E te iwi Manuhiri nau mai haere mai ki te Marae tapu o Te Tahawai e
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Ko Ngai Tai te Iwi
Aue hoki aue!

About us

Te Tahawai Marae Komiti

The development of this marae from its start in the early 1980’s until its full completion in1996 was the result of years of dedicated and collaborative effort between members of the Maori community of Pakuranga and staff members of Edgewater College.

TeTahawai Marae Komiti, the Incorporated Society that manages the marae, has provided the leadership, management and vision for the Marae. Throughout these years, the Komiti has been supported by both Maori and non-Maori members of the community, Edgewater College staff and Community leaders.

In its management of the Marae, the Komiti is guided by 3 main principles of its constitution.

  • Manaakitanga – Care
  • Maia – Courage
  • Manawa Reka - Curiosity

Te Tahawai Marae is used to;

  • Support and enhance learning for youth, Maori youth at Edgewater College in particular, and youth in schools throughout the area
  • Provide opportunity for sharing traditional Maori values and customs across the community as a means of achieving cross-cultural awareness.
  • Provide opportunity for sharing traditional Maori values and customs across the community as a means of achieving cross-cultural awareness.
  • Provide a place for urban Maori to visit, stay and express themselves as Maori through Maori language (Te Reo)


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