Te Makō, Wairewa Marae

circa 2000

Te Makō, Wairewa Marae

circa 2000

A new hall built on the footprint of the three previous whare, opened with a dawn ceremony and celebrations on 1st November 2008. Te Makō is the fourth hall to bear this name. Standing on the tāhuhu gazing out across the marae to Te Upoko o Tahumatā stands the tekoteko (carved figure) of Puraho (father of Makō) and below him the koruru (carved gable figure) of Makō. The whare Te Makō has now been refreshed and will continue to be a place of gathering for the people of Ngāti Makō and Ngāti Irakehu. For the people of Wairewa the hall represents a modern facility to take them into the 21st century.

Creator: Helen Brown

Area: Banks Peninsula / Lake Ellesmere / Little River

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Reference ID: CCL-TKW-wai10

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