Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea

About the Taiwhenua:

Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea is a significant place in the cultural and historical heritage of Ngāti Kahungunu. Tamatea Taiwhenua is looking at holding major activities to promote and inspire marae/hapū participation and ongoing opportunities for whanaungatanga. The Taiwhenua works on community engagement, building whānau relationships and instilling pride.

 

The Governance Board: (January 2019)

  • Chairperson Roger Maaka

  • Deputy Chairperson Jenny Nelson-Smith

  • Te Whatuiāpiti Marae George Tito

  • Pukehou Marae Mike Ataera

  • Mataweka Marae Kohine Thompson and Rawiri Barlow-Johnson (Alternate)

  • Tapāiru Marae Bronson Smith Pekepo

  • Pourerere Marae Grant Smith

  • Te Rongo-a-Tahu Marae John Barry Heperi-Smith - Board Representative on Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Board - (To view profile click here)

  • Rakautatahi Marae Makere Nepe Apatu-Thorstensen

  • Rongomaraeroa Marae Ahuriri Houkamau 

 

Office Management & COVID-19 support workers

  • Office  Administrator - Marge Hape

  • Te Reo, Tikanga & Mātauranga – JB Smith

  • Environment and Natural Resources contacts - Marge Hape

  • Kaiwhakarite for Tangihanga Process during Covid-19 period - Dr James Graham 027 616 5589

  • Kai Hau Kai Initial Contact: JB Smith 027 209 8401 Marge Hape 027 434 8092 & Phillip Morris 027 381 3711 (Distribution Coordinator)

 

Contact Information

 

Marae Map (click here)

Kahungunu Marae