The Reo o te Iwi

Our Wharenui was opened in 1991, the culmination of the efforts of young and old to see a dream realised. Treasured by us as a gathering place for all occasions. We know that you too will experience the wairua of our whare.

Wharenui Information

  • Accommodates 54 mattresses
  • Mattresses and pillows provided
  • Linen provided (laundry fee applies)

Wharenui Tikanga

  • Tangihanga has priority and all hireage is done so on this basis.  We will always work with hirers to assist with alternative Marae and all arrangements will be discussed with the hirer.
  • Please discourage walking on the mattresses and sitting on the pillows
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the whare and NO CHEWING GUM
  • All mattresses and pillows must be covered at all times
  • Please refer to Marae Tikanga for our pōwhiri ceremony tikanga

Te Reo o Te Ora

Our Wharekai was opened in 1992 and refurbished in 2000 following grand effort from whānau fundraising. A true testament to the meaning of whakawhānaungatanga. Along with being the wahi kai for all our hui, our wharekai is the ideal location for wedding celebrations, 21st birthdays and Hakari.

Wharekai Information

  • Can seat a maximum of 150 people comfortably
  • All tables and chairs included
  • All kitchen facilities, cook and kitchenware included
  • Dishwasher – refer to operating instructions for use
  • Tea towels are not supplied. Hirer to bring their own

Wharekai Tikanga

  • Please refer to cleaning manual located in the kitchen
  • Scrap buckets are not available from Marae. If you bring your own, they must be covered at all times
  • All other rubbish is to be removed by hirer including recycling
  • Tea towels are to be used for drying dishes only
  • You may wash tea towels  during the time of your stay, but all must be washed by the Marae at the conclusion of your stay (laundry charges apply)

Whare Karakia

Our Whare Karakia was built in 1886 and recently refurbished in 2014. We’re proud to have this historical taonga on our Marae grounds to host a multitude of ceremonies. Including weddings, Tangihanga ceremonies and our monthly Karakia. Please click here for our Karakia schedule.

Whare Karakia Information

    • Can seat a maximum of 150 people
    • The Whare Karakia stands as a testament to the Christian values of the people of Ngati Hau ki Pehiaweri
  • Pehiaweri Marae are committed to the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ

Whare Karakia Tikanga

Tangihanga has priority and all hireage is done so on this basis.  We will always work with hirers to assist with alternative Marae and all arrangements will be discussed with the hirer

The Manse

The Manse is the beautiful white house located in front of the Wharekai. It was built the same year as the Church in 1886. The Manse is now the Marae Tari (office space), but will always be remembered as home to many of our whānau.

The Manse Information

  • The Manse building is not included in the Marae Hirage


  • Ngunguru Rd is very busy and cars are travelling in excess of the 80kph. Be careful entering and leaving the marae driveways.
  • Please slow right down once in the carpark and watch for pedestrians and tamariki.
  • Please look out extra specially for tamariki in the carpark
  • Please supervise your tamariki at all times.  Be especially aware of the Mangakino Stream that flows behind the carpark.
  • Please ensure your tamariki are not playing in front of (roadside) of the Manse.  Feel free to emphatically tell any and all tamariki not to play there
  • Please respect the Marae Atea (the ground in front of the wharenui) as the sacred ground of Tumatauenga
  • The Memorial stone and Flagstaff situated to the side of the Marae Atea was erected to honour the memory of all men and women who served in all theatres of war, some losing their lives, making the ultimate sacrifice. Please honour their memory with us.
  • No Balls or ball games in the covered walkways.
  • Please park all vehicles in the carpark.  Parking roadside obstructs vision for entry to and eggress from the marae. And may incur a traffic infringement.
  • Please respect our gardens thoughout the marae.


The Marae has a large area for parking at the entrance and at the rear of the Wharekai. It is not recommended to park on the roadside as this may incur a traffic infringement and may cause an accident.