Connect, Learn, Grow
Hau Ariki Marae is a meeting space for all people to connect, learn, and grow in the Māori culture of New Zealand.
Hau Ariki means Wind God. Hau Ariki was chosen as the name for this marae to signify it is open to all people.
Welcome. Nau mai. Haere mai.
Marae renovations are underway May to July 2021.
The Whare kai is expected to be reopened from 12 June. The Whare nui will experience interrupted use until July.
Availability is subject to change
Hau Ariki marae is a multi-purpose venue for wānanga, conferences or hui, social events, school projects, business team building, and tangihanga. At a glance here is what Hau Ariki marae can provide.
Te Whare Wānanga o Tūpai is the meeting house or Whare nui.
This Whare nui is the heart of Hau Ariki marae. It is used for hui and meetings. It has access to shared ablution facilities.
Building capacity: 160 people
Sleeping capacity: 90 people
Visitors to the marae are formally welcomed either in the Whare nui or the marae area directly in front.
The Whare nui highlights its connections to hapū and iwi of the Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and East Coast through its whakairo (carvings), kōwhaiwhai (painted panels) and tukutuku (latticed panels).
Te Kupenga a Te Huki is the Whare puni in the annex connected to the Whare nui.
It contains dormitory accommodation, shared bathroom facilities (which are also the main ablution facilities for the marae), a small kitchenette and social space for the dormitory accommodation.
The Kaitaurima and whānau also resides in this complex.
Sleeping capacity: 20 people
Ngā Waka a Kupe is the dining hall and kitchen or Whare kai.
Ngā Waka contains the dining hall and main marae kitchen. It has the facilities to complement its use as the social heart of Hau Ariki marae.
Building capacity: 188 people
Dining capacity: 160 people