Conditions of Hire

  • 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.  Where possible we will assist you to find another venue
  • Hireage is calculated on a day and overnight basis, i.e. Day hireage excludes a night – Overnight stay – 10.00am to 10.00am the next day. (cleanup time after 10.00am will not incur a charge for an extra day)
  • Hirers are responsible for any damages, i.e. broken windows, damage to buildings or grounds
  • A bond of $200.00 is required, which is fully refunded once the marae has been inspected after your departure.
  • Payment is due 14 days from invoice date. Non-payment will release dates.
  • Cancellation up to 14 days prior to the visit: Refund less $200.00 administration fee.
  • Cancellation within 14 days prior to the visit: Nil refund.
  • Drugs, gambling, alcohol and smoking are all prohibited in all areas of the marae
  • No Rubbish Policy: All rubbish must be removed by hirer on departure. This includes food scraps and recycling.
  • Dishwashing Liquid is to be provided by hirer
  • Sheets and pillowcases must be used on all mattresses and pillows
  • Hirer to supply Tea Towels


  • 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 exiting from the marae. And may incur a traffic infringement.
  • Please respect our gardens thoughout the marae.