Kia tü tënei marae hei taonga mo ngä tängata katoa, me te whakaörite i ngä tikanga tino ätaahua o Aotearoa me ngä iwi ö ngä hau e whä.
Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae
All people, all nations
Te Rūnanga o Ngā Maata Waka are the current guardians of Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae – a Marae is for every New Zealand citizen. The vision of the Marae is:
“Kia tü tënei marae hei taonga mo ngä tängata katoa, me te whakaörite i ngä tikanga tino ätaahua o Aotearoa me ngä iwi ö ngä hau e whä.”
“To be a marae for all people and to share New Zealand’s unique cultural richness with the peoples of the four winds.”
Its carvings depict the history of New Zealand, showing eight warriors paddling a canoe which is representative of all the ancestral canoes at Waitangi in 1840 and, opposite, Captain William Hobson, RN, Governor of New Zealand at that time.
This entrance symbolises the Marae as a place for all citizens of New Zealand.
Visit the Marae
Find out more information on the Nga Hau E Wha National Marae.
Nga Hau E Wha National Marae has been host to a variety of organizations since the 2011 earthquakes.