Community use

Te Tahawai Marae is a pan-tribal marae. It allows maori belonging to iwi from outside of Auckland to gather in a place where maori traditions are valued and upheld. It is a place where Maori gather to be Maori as they celebrate important events or grieve the passing of loved ones.

Community, sporting, corporate, Maori and non-Maori organizations, may use the facility as a meeting place.

Non-maori groups, of all cultures, who wish to experience maori customs and traditions first hand, may visit this beautifully carved and decorated marae on arrangement. 


Community hire:


Special conditions apply for tangi. Please contact the Marae Manager for details.
Mobile: 027 203 6825

Day hire:

Please contact:
Mobile: 027 203 6825

Cultural Programmes:

Adult and Tertiary Cultural programmes lasting 2 or 3 hours depending on what are available for groups up to 40 people. Two experienced marae tutors deliver these sessions.

Session times 10am to 12pm 12.30pm to 2.30pm late afternoon sessions optional, please advise on the booking form.

The Powhiri process will be followed by a variety of interactive activities that are centered on Maori culture and customs. These can be tailored for the group and can include study of the carvings and Maori designs, waiata.

Group rate:

2 hours $350.00
3 hours $450.00


Please check the calendar on the availability link for all available dates.

Booking form

All bookings for community use of Te Tahawai Marae must be directed to:
Ph 027 203 6825, email

Name of organization:  
Organisation address:  
Contact name: *  
Email: *  
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