Hoani Waititi Marae was opened on

April 19 1980, its purpose is to provide a centre for Māori, language, culture and practice.

A place of learning that provides a Māori perspective on the world. Hoani Waititi Marae is named after Hoani Retimana Waititi, a descendant of Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Kauaetangohia. His legacy is honoured through the formation of a Kōhanga reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori and Whare Kura houses, Kapa Haka groups, Te Whare Tū Tauā o Aotearoa houses of Maori lore. The Marae complex itself is the result of goodwill by the community of west Auckland, schools and iwi from around the country and the world.


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Hoani Waititi Marae is recognised as a global centre of excellence in indigenous education and cultural innovation


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Tāmaki Makaurau Level 1

Kia piki te ora kia piki te kaha tēnā koutou katoa. At 11:30am today, the Prime Minister announced Cabinet’s decision regarding the change of Alert levels for Tāmaki Makaurau. As of 12:00 pm today, Friday 12 March, Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 Tāmaki Makaurau will rejoin the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand, free of restrictions on gathering sizes and distancing rules, however it is a timely reminder that Alert Level 1 is still in place for everyone. Contact tracing is key to keeping our communities safe from COVID-19. To stop any future spread of COVID-19, we all need to record the 3 Ws: where we have been, when we were there, and who we met. Scanning QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer app with Bluetooth on is one of the best ways to do this. Face coverings must still be worn on public transport and domestic flights, and while it is not compulsory in all instances, such as taxi and ride-share drivers, wearing a face covering helps to keep you and others safe. We all need to keep following our health and hygiene practices to help protect our whānau and friends from COVID-19: Wash your hands Scan QR codes Turn on Bluetooth tracing on the NZ COVID Tracer app Stay home if you’re feeling unwell and get advice about a COVID-19 test. A big mihi to all our Hoani Waititi whānau whānui and kaimahi for their resilience during this time. 0800 WAITITI or 0800 9248484 Kia haumaru kia ora!

Waitakere Hospital 20year Vision Workshop.

Monday 22 March 10am-12noon. Huia Activity Room 2 Te Pae o Kura - Kelston community Centre.

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"Hoani Waititi Marae is the hub of Māori culture in West Auckland

Hoani Waititi Marae is utilised by a variety of groups and people"