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Whakatō Marae commemorates the tipuna Rongowhakaata. The wharenui, Te Mana o Turanga, is the sister wharenui to Te Hau ki Turanga, which is housed at Te Papa Tongarewa museum. Like Te Hau ki Turanga, Te Mana o Turanga was carved under the tutelage of master carver and chief Raharuhi Rukupo.
When a fire destroyed the original whare that stood at Hairini marae in 1935, Ngai Te Ahi, with the support of surrounding iwi, embarked on a long labour of love to collectively fundraise, carve, create tukutuku and mill timber to build a new one. After more than 20 years of hard work, Ranginui whare was opened in 1965 with more than 3000 attendees.
Waipapa in Kāwhia is one of the 28 Poukai marae. Whare Taonga visits Waipapa for the 2015 Poukai and takes a look at two whare at this complex, Taku Hiahia (so named because of a ‘wish’ for a whare of this shape and size) and Ngā Tai Whakarongorua.
Kapohanga a Rangi wharenui, Hiruharama marae, is located north of Gisborne at Ruatorea. Named after a woman, this whare acknowledges and celebrates the matrilineal heritage of the descendants of this rohe. Mana wahine is a key characteristic of the people here, where it is not uncommon to see women speaking on the marae.
Pūtiki-Wharanui-a-Tamatea-Pōkaiwhenua marae was named to commemorate Tamatea, tūpuna of the Tākitimu waka. The wharenui, Te Paku o te Rangi, was opened by Mete Kingi Paetahi in 1877 and displays distinct features of the Whanganui carving style. A key feature is the low doorway which is said to humble those who enter by prompting them to bow as they walk into the whare.
Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru o Te Arawa: A documentary series that celebrates maori architecture while exploring the amazing stories of iwi and hapu through some of our most significant whare.
Ngā Tau e Waru: A documentary series that celebrates Māori architecture while exploring the amazing stories of iwi and hapū through some of our most significant whare.