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Aparama Roy

Dear Bruce, Pare and family,
Namaste and Tena kotou katoa!
Thanks a million for letting us stay and hold the yoga and detoxification retreat in your Marae. staying overnite in Tapu Te ranga Marae was a very enriching experience for me and my group of friends. I will always remember your awesome marae. You have created heaven on earth. It is unbelievable that the huge Marae is built with recycled materials. Every corner of it is made sacred by the honest and sincere work by you and your family and friends. I am sending this site to my people in India and other places. Kind regards, Aparna Roy

Tausese Iona

Malo Ni Bruce mate fanau, well its been a month now since we stayed at Tapu te Ranga Marae and like others that were at our fanau reunion, we are still talking about our wonderful experience. The thought of driving into Wellington (for the 1st time) was so overwhelming for me, I nearly gave in my apologies. I'm so glad I didn't, so I encourage others who are in this dilemma, if I can do it, so can you. I assure you the experience will be worth it! Fakahetai (thankyou) Bruce for sharing your dream and encouraging us to do the same. Blessings to you and your beautiful whanau for this coming year! With all our love.....toha ni!


Dad, I'm proud of you for what you are doing, and the absolute belief you have. It's never about reaching the end but the journey. Even with your massive disibilities, believe in yourself and never ever give up. Kia kaha kia maru.

Myfanwy Emeny

In October and November 2010 we held a two day workshop to help environmental community groups plan and monitor the work they do in our parks and reserves. Tapu Te Ranga Marae was the perfect place to have this event. The facilities were excellent and the room lay out worked really well for our large group. The food was plentiful and received many compliments. The forest of Manawa Karioi provided the perfect place to get away and do some practical work. Bruce, the talk you gave was inspiring and it really set the scene for what the people at the workshop are trying to achieve. Doing great things and making huge changes with what little resources they can find. Thank you for your understanding and hospitality.

Tausese Iona

Taloha ni Bruce! We have just finished our family reunion and I just want to say 'thankyou' so much for sharing your dream with us. This is the first time my 7 year old has been able to go out and play without wanting me around him!! Tapu Te Ranga just has this beautiful wairua that helps anyone and everyone feel right at home. Your beautiful family were so helpful and your daughter Pare......amazing, just like you, our group could listen for hours. I'm definitely coming back! Thankyou again

g tk t

one more thing stayed thea awile ago and enjoyed my stay ther. mauri ora

g te kauri taitua

hey y. j moriartys nephew gruez hea dont know if rememba me and i dont know if this is y from te rakau anyway im at moana house dunedin. just a hey and happy new yerr.

Toni Huata

Kia ora Bruce
Our Kahungunu whanau had a wonderful waiata wananga on the weekend. Thank you for having us once again. Tapu te Ranga is truly magical and majestic which enhanced all our learning...Mauri ora...Mere Kirihimete! Te Runanga o Ngati Kahungunu ki te Whanganui a Tara...x


We have stayed at Tapu te Ranga Marae on a number of occasions for hui with our Maori Networks and for staff training. The hospitality and history of the marae provided by Bruce and his whanau always provide positive talking points amongst our visitors. We will be visiting again in the very near future.

Maria Roddick

Kia ora Bruce Well what can I say a couple of days after coming home from the marae but thank you, thank you! We all had a fabulous time and really appreciated all of the extra activities by you and the whole whanau. The place and envioronment and hospitality are just wonderful.The students have been putting together some photos and words about their experience and I will make sure that something comes your way as soon as we are able.Soon we will talk to you some more about next year!