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 KIRIKIRIROA MARAE

  • Welcome

    KIRIKIRIROA MARAE

     

    Welcome to Kirikirirora Marae – We are a alcohol free,drug free marae,one of the first smoke free marae in the country with a zero tolerance to violence.We aim to provide a nurturing environment; encourage caring relationships; support health and wellbeing; stimulate life-long learning; inspire creativity, and grow fruitful enterprises. We support our whānau and communities to sustain a strong sense of cultural and social identity, purpose and wellbeing - to build a secure and happy future together.

     

    As a Matawaka Marae, we welcome whānau from all hapu, iwi, marae, and waka; the communities of Waikato; peoples from all corners of Aotearoa New Zealand; and peoples of Nga Hau e Wha, the Four Winds of the World.

  • Background

    Kirikiriroa Marae

     

    Kirikiriroa Marae is an urban marae, which was established in 1984. It was founded in the spirit and belief that Maori living in urban settings need new ways to connect with and create their community. Over the years many Maori, through urbanisation, have drifted from their own connections to their whanau, hapu and iwi.

     

    Kirikiriroa Marae was established to meet this need in an urban context as a turangawaewae, or place to stand regardless of place of origin, ethnicity, gender, religious or spiritual belief   Since its inception, the Marae has supported a number of initiatives for the benefit of children, youth, elderly and whanau/families.

    This vision is an evolving vision, designed to unfold with the people of the marae and the larger Waikato/Tainui community   Over the years, a number of projects and developments have emerged out of need and motivation   While originally responding to local need, it was subsequently spearheaded a number of innovative projects, both nationally and internationally.

    Contact Person     Te Rangi Martell
    Cell Phone             (021) 535 407
    Email                     kkr@wave.co.nz

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• Contact Person

    Te Rangi Martell

• Phone

    (021) 535 407

 

• Email

    kkr@wave.co.nz

• Physical Address

    180 Dey Street

    Hamilton East, 3216

    New Zealand

Established in the mid 1980’s under the direction and guidance of the late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu and Mayor Sir Ross Jansen Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust is an Urban Authority acknowledging the sovereign rights of mana whenua and tangata whenua of the Hamilton City area.

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