MAHI – Our Services

Kirikiriroa Marae is an urban based Matawaka Marae. We have dedicated organisations working daily on-site delivering a host of community progammes and services.

Designated parts of the marae are also available for hire. These include:

  • Te Kohao o Te Ngira – Whare Tupuna – accommodating up to 80 people
  • Kiritahi – Whare Kai and kitchen facilities (including a hangi pit) – catering up to 300 people
  • Te Kuhuna – Multiple learning spaces and facilities – accommodating up to 30-40 people
  • Te Pae Kitenga – smaller building that can cater for up to 20 people

Kirikiriroa Marae is Para Kore - that is - we are working towards being a Zero Waste Marae - for further information about Para Kore see

Visitor and Whanau Experiences - local and global - read on ...

UN High Commission for Refugees and Refugee Families welcomed to New Zealand

Marae hosts Hawaiian scholar Keao NeSmith's lu'au

Other services operating on the marae include:

Miro o Te Ora - Te Kohao Health Centre
A daily service centre with doctors, nursing staff and other specialist professionals providing health and wellbeing services to the community – including Whanau Ora services. For further details see the website

Rongo Atea – Drug and Alcohol Residential Treatment Centre
Based at Kirikiriroa Marae in purpose-built facilities, Rongo Atea is a kaupapa Maori alcohol and other drug programme centre for youth between the ages of 13 and 17 seeking to make positive changes in their lives. For further details see!services/vstc2=pou-taiohi

Te Kohao o te Ngira - Kohanga Reo
Protection of te reo, nga tikanga me nga ahuatanga Maori are the focus at our marae-based learning centre for tamariki, mokopuna, pepi and their whanau

Hale ku lani - Nga Mara Aatea
A day programme for people with intellectual disabilities that introduces our vulnerable whanau to Tikanga Maori and Te Reo Maori within a safe and supportive marae-based environment. For further information see

Te Ranga Wananga Toi
A creative arts arena, undertaking many arts projects, traditional and contemporary - working locally, nationally and internationally

more information to come