Marae Complex

Marae Complex - Marae Complex

With the return of Te Motu a Hiaroa to the rightful owners and kaitiaki of this significant place, we have the opportunity to revitalise the island in line with its origins as the historic landing place of the Tainui Waka and as a whare wananga, or place of learning.

To realise these aspirations TMHCT is developing a multipurpose marae complex which will form a focal point for wider cultural and supporting economic development. This multipurpose facility will have a whare wananga focus (educational) and form a centre for indigenous learning. Appropriate ancillary economic uses (i.e venue hire/conferencing) will support the marae complex to become a vibrant self-sustaining facility.