Waikawa Marae

Picton, Marlborough
 

ABOUT US

Nau mai rā ki te paetukutuku nei. Koutou e te whānau, ngā manuhiri, te iti me te rahi Ka toro atu te ringa manaaki o Waikawa ki te katoa Tomo mai, hoki mai, haere mai rā Welcome to this website Whanau, visitors, all esteemed persons Waikawa extends our warmth & hospitality to you all Enter, return, welcome.

 

Waikawa Marae sits at the entrance to the stunningly beautiful Tōtaranui, Queen Charlotte Sounds - the waters our tūpuna travelled as they journeyed from Taranaki in the 1800s to make this home.

Ko Arapaoa te moutere tapu

Ko Piripiri te maunga

Ko Waitohi te awa

Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi

The marae is central to the functions of iwi and many community groups in the surrounding Marlborough region. It is regularly used by the local college as a cultural training venue for staff and students; health, education and social organisations also use the facilities on a regular basis to promote Māori initiatives. The marae is Picton’s designated Civil Defence Centre.

 

The marae is a venue for hui, meetings, conferences, celebrations and workshops. The kapa haka group performs for whānau events, tourists, cruise ship visits and other occasions by appointment