Kia tū Māori te marae – Building a proud, vibrant & modern Marae

This vision sets the aspirations of the hapū.

The Marae Development Project follows mahi undertaken in the Marae Options Project.  After thorough investigation, the hapū agreed that only one feasible option remains – to develop the Marae at the current location in the Tangoio valley.  The hapū requested that a smaller committee be formed to help achieve the following Project Objectives:

1.  Reduce flood risk to Tangoio Marae by rebuilding the western stop bank;

2.  Build a new wharekai;

3.  Improve site drainage to deal with nuisance flooding

4.  Repair and upgrade existing buildings including Punanga Te Wao, Maungaharuru, the Kōhanga Reo; and

5.  Reserve funds for a ‘Plan B’ and insurance (in case the marae becomes uninsurable).

Importantly the Marae will be developed in line with our hapū aspirations.  To achieve the vision of Kia tū Māori te marae (Building a proud, vibrant & modern Marae) and the Project Objectives, the Marae Development Committee have developed a three phase approach:

The Phase Marae Development Approach

Phase One: Develop a Master Plan

A.  Confirm the Marae Footprint: The Tangoio Marae boundary is confirmed, neighbouring land owners are aware of project aspirations and fully support efforts to progress marae development aspirations.

B.  Stop Bank Design and Construction: The stop bank is designed by a suitably qualified and experienced engineer. Resource consents are sought and civil works are completed by a contractor experienced in stop bank construction.

C.  Whānau Workshops and Consultation: The architect conducts a series of workshops with whānau to develop a facilities upgrade plan (Master Plan) for the marae. This includes input into the design of the wharekai and upgrade of existing marae buildings.

Phase Two: Develop a Construction and Costings Plan

A.  Technical Feasibility and Support

B.  Detailed designs and costings are developed. Relevant consents are obtained. Construction contractors are appointed and a construction plan is finalised.

Phase Three: Construct Marae

A.  The contractor completes all works according to the construction plan.

Marae Development Committee

A Marae Development Committee (MDC) has been set up to oversee the project and meet regularly to protect and develop the Marae at the current location.  The MDC refer and seek guidance from two key documents.

1.  Memorandum of Understanding
This is a key document that outlines the guiding principles. Click here to read the Memorandum of Understanding.

2.  Marae Development Committee Terms of Reference
This document outlines how the MDC will work together and also the key objectives. Click here to read the MDC Terms of Reference.

The Marae Development Committee members are (as at July 2020):

Guy Te Kahika (Co-Chairperson & Marae representative)

Diana Taunoa (Marae representative)

Hoani Taurima (Whānau representative)

Tania Hopmans (Co-Chairperson & MTT representative)

Charmaine Butler (MTT representative)

Ryan Watene (MTT Project Coordinator, non-voting)

James Lyver (MTT General Manager – non-voting)

Two Co-opted representatives: Vacant

Evan McCarthy (Project Manager, Halcyon Project Management), Rodney Howard (Managing Director, Halcyon), Joe Taylor (Kāhui Kaumātua), Hoani Taurima (MDC Member, Whānau Representative), Guy Te Kahika (MDC Co-chair, Tangoio Marae Representative), Brendan Himona (Kaihautū Whaihanga, Māori Design Architect, Jasmax), Simon Bendall (MDC Advisor, Traverse Environmental), Tania Hopmans (MDC Co-chair, MTT Representative), Jerome Partington (Sustainability Manager, Jasmax), Diana Taunoa (MDC Member, Tangoio Marae Representative), Ross Cook (Whānau Tautoko), James Lyver (MDC Member, MTT Kaiwhakahaere Matua), Apenti Tamanui-Fransen (Kaiurungi, Jasmax), Justin Evatt (Principal, Jasmax), Bevan Taylor (Kāhui Kaumatua).

Marae Development Committee Pānui and Updates

Pānui will be sent following each Marae Development Project milestone, and posted in our members only section.  Similarly, updates will be provided in the Parikārangaranga newsletter.

June 2020 Pānui:  Update regarding the purchase of the Doohan Blocks, click here.

April 2020 Pānui:   Update on Tangoio Marae Development Project, click here.

March Parikārangaranga 2020:   Online newsletter, click here.

August 2019 Hui ā-Tau (AGM) 2019:  Tangoio Marae Development presentation, click here.