Pūrekireki Marae celebrates upgrade

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

A marae to shelter the Kīngitanga and all the people of Waikato and Maniapoto, was used for just that.

Hundreds turned up to the rededication of the new dining hall, Matire, at Pūrekireki Marae.

It's a dream that's taken nearly three years to come to fruition.