Te Runanga o Nga Maata Waka are the current guardians of the Nga Hau E Wha National Marae.
The Nga Hau E Wha National Marae is for every New Zealander and the vision of the Marae is:
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.
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.