The purpose of the Marae Options Project was to explore options to relocate our Marae or develop our Marae at the current location.

A committee was set up to run the project, for more information see our Committee Terms of Reference.

On the Committee were:

  • Kāhui Kaumātua representatives: Bevan Taylor (Pou), Joe Taylor;
  • Kuia representatives: Whakiao Hopmans, Rosy Hiha;
  • Marae Trustees: Perēri King (Marae Chair), Mutu Spooner;
  • Kōhanga Reo representatives: Aroha Taurima, Elaine Cook;
  • Rangatahi representatives: Joe Tawhai, Jared Pullar;
  • Whānau nominee: Cathy Spooner;
  • Co-opted nominee: Rangi Tawhai, Marewa Reti, Whetumarama Kire; and
  • MTT Trustees: Shane Taurima (MTT Chair), Tania Hopmans (MTT Deputy Chair), and Adam Puna.

For information on the results of the project, including a video and booklet, please click here.

To see the pānui and videos relating to the series of hui held throughout the project, please click here.

Marae Options Committee. From left to right, front row: Joe Taylor, Bevan Taylor, Tania Hopmans, Mutu Spooner, Cathy Spooner, Whakiao Daise Hopmans, Rosy Hiha, Whetumarama Kire, middle row: Rangi Tawhai, Lovie Pullar, Aroha Taurima, back row: Joe Tawhai, Jared Pullar, Marewa Reti, Perēi King.
Aerial view of Tangoio Marae.