Manurewa Marae

Manurewa Marae is a beautiful marae sitting on 1.6ha. Set on the shores of Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa (Manukau Harbour).

The Manurewa marae was originally initiated by the vision and passion of a handful of whanau living in Manurewa, who wanted a Marae to support Tangihana (funerals) an ensure that Maori Tikanga (practices), Kawa (protocols) and heritage were maintained. The marae has now grown, with the community into a beautiful safe haven, where whanau, organisations and people of all cultures can come and learn in a vibrant and sacred setting.

We have people from different countries, ethnicities, and backgrounds who hire the marae, for all different occasions. It is our privilege to share our unique culture and marae with each and every one of you, who are willing to learn. We hope your stay with us, will be unforgettable and the memories an experiences will enrich your lives.

Visit the website of Manurewa Marae.

Projects 2011 
Matariki Event for 2011

Manurewa Marae will be hosting a community Matariki event on Saturday 09 July. More information will be confirmed.

  • Celebration of Maori New Year 
  • Whakawhanaungatanga (making connections/bonding)
  • Networking and sharing of past achievements and challenges

Matariki signals growth. It is a time of change. It is a time to prepare and a time of action. During Matariki, we acknowledge what we have and what we have to give.

Matariki celebrates the diversity of life.  It is a celebration of culture, language, spirit and people.  Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year.  This day will allow the Manurewa Marae to launch and promote our new and existing services to community, so they are aware of the services provided at the marae.

Manurewa Marae Whare Oranga – opened 30th April 2010

Manurewa Marae is committed to improving access to health and social services for the community through Whare Oranga. Whare Oranga is an intergrated health centre with the aim of being able to provide the right services for our whanau within one place. From the development of the Whare Kai and Whare Tipuna, there is now the Whare Oranga. The health services are open to all families living in Counties Manukau and offer a tikanga experience based in manakitanga, for all ethnicities. Along with the traditional health services such as GP and nursing services, women’s health services and many more health services, it also offers alternative services such as traditional Maori healing, Maori rongoa (medicine) and Mirimiri (Maori massage).

Manurewa Marae and Te Rau Korowai – launched 30th April 2010

Manurewa Marae is contracted by Te Puni Kokiri to contribute towards whanau development through to Te Rau Korowai innovative project.

Te Rau Korowai uses a whole family approach to improve whanau development. It is outcomes focussed against service, cultural, education, health, social and whanau indicators.

This initiative is also open to all whanau of the Manukau community.

Free programmes and classes

Manurewa Marae offer an assortment of free programs and classes to the community that showcase the diversity of the community. These include Maori language classes, Mau Rakau classes (traditional Maori weaponry skills), Kapa Haka (performance dance and songs), acupuncture, line dancing, tai chi and korowai classes.

Contact: Lorraine Byers,

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