Te Āwhina Marae stands under the two mountains; Pukeone and Tuao Wharepapa. The Motueka river runs swiftly, bringing life and nourishment to the district.

The tribes of the region are Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Rārua and our meeting house is named after the ancestor Turangaapeke.

As our name indicates, Te Āwhina Marae was created as a place that openly welcomes all people to come and learn, seek shelter, find hospitality, access Hauora services, Kohanga Reo and much more.

As a community focused Marae, Te Āwhina offers a number of services.  Wheather you are looking to enrich your child, give up smoking or just improve your general health, we can help.

Hauora 

Te Hauora o Te Āwhina Marae is a Kaupapa Maori health service which seeks to guide your whanau on their journey to well-being encompassing Maori health concepts such as "Te Whare Tapa Wha".

All our services are free, confidential and available to all people in our community and the greater Tasman Bay area.

Our staff are friendly, helpful and always approachable.

Hui services and bookings

Te Āwhina Marae is an ideal venue for your Hui. If you wish to hire the Marae for a conference, Marae experience, birthday or wedding, feel free to contact our office during office hours to make an enquiry or a booking.

For more information read the Te Awhina Marae Hui Information Booklet

Staff at Te Awhina Marae

Ann Martin

Ann Martin

Ann Martin of Ngāti Pakeha is tumuaki of Te Awhina Marae. Her favourite place is Onetahua Marae and she loves scallops, crayfish and chocolate.

Diane Pomana

Diana Pomana

Diana Pomana is Te Awhina Marae’s finance administrator and policy developer. As long as Diana is by the water she’s happy, especially if her daughter Nellie has made her a pavlova.

Fiona Stealy

Fiona Stealy

Fiona Stealy of Ngāti Maniapoto is Te Awhina Marae’s office administrator. She enjoys spending time with her whānau and cant pass up a good coffee.

John Katene

John Katene

John Katene of Te Ātiawa is the Marae’s kaitiaki – grounds manager. John can’t go without a good plate of Chinese food and enjoys spending time in Perth, Australia.

Maihi Barber

Maihi Barber

Maihi Barber of Te Rārawa me Ngā Puhi is Te Awhina Marae’s kaiāwhina whānau – māuri tū māuri ora. Maihi loves kina, kio, koura, and a watercress/brisket boil up and his favourite place is ngā wāhi harikoa – happy places.

Dawn Taylor

Dawn Taylor

Dawn Campbell-Taylor of Koterana is Te Awhina Marae’s Kaitahitahi – cleaner. Dawn’s favourite food is kamokamo and enjoys spending her time at the papakainga.