Nau mau, haere mai ki Te Kāhui Maru,
Te Iwi o Maruwharanui
Waitaraiti kei raro Mangaehu kei runga Tatu ki te raki Te Ihuwaka ki te tonga
Ko nga awa honohono i enei tongi Ko Taramoukou, Manganui Patea ki te Hauauru Tangahoe ki uta, Wanganui Tangarakau, Heao ki te Rawhiti
Ko te tupuna tuitui ko Waewaeroa Kei roto i enei huahanga nga whenua Nga awa, nga wairere, nga puke teitei Nga koiwi o nga tupuna, Me nga taonga katoa o NGATI MARUWHARANUI
HAUMI E HUI E TAIKI E !!!
Located within the natural flora and fauna of Tarata, adjacent to the shimmering hue of the Waitara river, is a marae local Iwi and Hapu call Te Upoko o te Whenua.
Akin to the Ngāti Maru Iwi, the marae has over a generation become the foundation of many whānau, most of whom have partaken in the development of what it stands for today, “a place they can call home”.
Deed of Settlement – Te Hiringa Taketake
With the initialling of the Deed of Settlement in August 2020, the members of Ngāti Maru had their opportunity to vote on whether to accept the proposed Deed of Settlement.