New Marae planned for Ngāmotu

 

Our awesome new marae, under construction Whānau of the Ngati Te Whiti hapū of Te Ātiawa are currently planning and building a new marae on Ngāmotu Beach, New Plymouth, to be named the Ngāmotu Marae.

The marae’s actual construction will begin next year, with an opening planned for mid 2016. At the moment, our hapū« urupā, which is adjacent to the marae site, is being redeveloped with swamp drainage, lagoon construction and preservation of wetlands.

Ngamotu Beach, arrow points to site of marae ..

Previoulsly, Ngati Te Whiti have never had a marae to use as a community and cultural centre, much less a place of historical and spiritual significance. Building this marae is therefore a new and exciting venture for our Ngāti Te Whiti families.

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On 26 September 2014, New Plymouth’s newspaper The Daily News ran an article on the new marae, with our project manager Shaun (Keenan) talking about the marae development programme – you can read the article here – # Shaun on our new Marae.

 

Commemoration Stones for new Marae, Ngāmotu beach Pohutukawa trees on Marae site. As protected trees, these will be preserved during marae construction.