Tapu Te Ranga Marae is set in 50 acres of regenerating native bush. We are committed to the spirit of Manakitanga (hosting, sharing, respecting others). We welcome all people to come for a real and living Marae experience.
We live on our Marae-she's our home-our place of work-our kindergarten to our university-our museum-our art gallery-our food gardens-every day is makeover.
We like to welcome our Manuhiri (visitors) with a Powhiri - the Maori traditional ritual of welcoming. We believe our Powhiri is a unique, full and all encompassing ritual of welcome…it is a comprehensive gesture of respect. We have Kaumatua (elders) and Maori consultants with programmes to guide groups on Taha Maori (maori understanding) if required.
We host local, national and international hui (conferences). Some of them stay for a few hours, others for several days. The natural organic environment- native birdsong, native trees, rocks and art all combine to present a restful atmosphere. We can sleep up to 350. Free car parking- 5 minutes from airport. We have traditional communal sleeping and private rooms. Catered or self catered.
We encourage Noho Marae (marae stay) from schools. We believe it is important for children to have a positive Maori experience. Because Noho Marae are popular, we ask schools to contact us well in advance.
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