WAIKAWA MARAE

Picton, Marlborough
 

ABOUT US

Ko Arapaoa te Moutere Tapu

Ko Piripiri te Maunga

Ko Waitohi te Awa

Ko Te Ātiawa te Iwi

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 our whānau, 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), These our the waters our tūpuna travelled as they journeyed from Taranaki in the 1800s to make this home.

The Marae is central to the functions of iwi and many community groups across Te Tau Ihu, the 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.

 

We are Picton’s designated Civil Defence Centre.

 

Waikawa Marae is the perfect venue for hui, meetings, conferences, celebrations and workshops.

 

Our kapa haka group performs for whānau events, tourists, cruise ship visits and other occasions by appointment.