Our Vision Statement

“By maintaining the mauri of “Iwitea Marae” we will operate across all activities of conservation, recreation, customary and commercial to maintain that mauri”

Our Values

  • Iwi & Hapū – extended kinship of whānau descending from common ancestors
  • Tikanga – custom, procedure and meaning
  • Kaupapa – to discuss, plan and prepare
  • Wawata – to desire and to aspire
  • Whāinga – in pursuit of goals, objectives and purpose
  • Kaitiakitanga – guardians of our whenua, natural resources and spiritual wellbeing

Future Aspirations

“To determine economic activities that support Marae sustainability and social development, while observing cultural and environmental best-practice, underpinned by commercial activities, initially but not exclusively, along with building a new Whare Tipuna, Wharekai, Ablution block and Papakainga”

There are 23 hapū of Iwitea:

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngāti Urewera, Ngāti Hinepua, Ngāi Tūpaka, Ngāi Te Kakari, Ngāti Matawhāiti, Ngāti Hikawhare, Ngāi Te Koara, Ngāi Te Rangihauene, Ngāti Hineringa, Ngāti Pukukaraka, Ngāti Pokino, Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Rua, Ngāti Kahina, Ngāti Kipamaro, Ngāti Kakahi, Ngāti Kaituna, Ngāti Patutai, Ngāti Mātuahanga, Ngāi Teki, Ngāi Te Ariari


Your whānau work hard to raise funds for the upkeep and development of our Marae through wānanga, marae bookings and tours. If whānau members wish to make a donation to our marae, you can do this by direct debit into the Iwitea Marae Bank Account.

Bank No: 03 0785 00 13660 00 Reference: Koha