Welcome

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai ki te whārangi ipurangi o Otamatea Marae o Ngāti Whātua ki Tānoa i te rohe o Otamatea.

Welcome to the website for Otamatea Marae of the Ngāti Whātua tribe.  Ngāti Whātua’s tribal area stretches from the Tāmaki River in the south, to Maunganui Bluff on the west coast in the north, and to Whangarei Harbour on the east coast.

We are located at Tānoa near Maungaturoto, in the former historical district of Otamatea.

Within our website you can find out about our facilities, governance, goals and aspirations. Learn more about  Kakaraea Church and the Otamatea River. You can also book the Marae and Kakaraea Church.

We invite whānau and friends to help realise our hopes and dreams by getting involved in our activities and projects.

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

About Otamatea Marae

Otamatea Marae was established in 1946 as the tupuna marae for Ngāti Whātua people.  Our wharenui Aotearoa was originally the whare rūnanga at Shelly Beach which opened in 1887. It was relocated to Tānoa to sit alongside Kakaraea Church in remembrance of the 1825 battle of Te Ika ā Ranganui.

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Kakaraea Church

Kakaraea Church  was built in the 1870’s and dedicated in March 1874. Originally a Methodist Church,  Kakaraea was also known as the Cathedral Church of Gittos.

In 1999, Kakaraea was passed to Otamatea Marae Trustees to look after on behalf of its people.

Kakaraea is an inter-denominational church.

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Stay connected and we will keep you informed about current projects and progress towards our goals.

Book Otamatea Marae or Kakaraea Church now via our online booking request form.

Support our goals, plans and aspirations by donating funds online nowOr find out about the many other ways you can help us.