Ko Ngā Waka o Kupe ngā pae māunga
Ko Ruamahanga te awa
Ko Te Whare Wānanga o Tūpai te wharenui
Ko Ngā Waka te wharekai
Ko te whānau hou o Hau Ariki e mihi kau atu nei
Nau mai. Haere mai.
Ngā Waka o Kupe are the mountains
Ruamahanga is the river
The Learning House of Tūpai is the main house
Ngā Waka is the Dining Hall
The family of Hau Ariki extend this greeting
Martinborough is a town in the South Wairarapa District, in the Wellington region of New Zealand. It is 65 kilometres east of Wellington and 35 kilometres south-west of Masterton.
Hau Ariki Marae is situated on the northern boundary of the Martinborough Rugby Club fields in Regent St.
Hau Ariki though affiliated to the Ngati Kahungunu confederation, is an urban-based marae that provides for all Maori and the people of Martinborough.
The name Hau Ariki (Wind god) was chosen for the marae as a sign that it was open to all people, of whatever tribe, sub-tribe or race.
Hau Ariki marae is testimony to the strength and the determination of the Maori community to establish their own place where traditional concepts, values and conventions would be preserved, within the wider Martinborough community .