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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Kia mana tonu te ara Mātauranga Māori nei hei kitenga otirā hei tauira whāi mo te Ao.
Hoani Waititi Marae is recognised as a global centre of excellence in indigenous education and cultural innovation


News and Marae Updates

Keep up to date with events at Hoani Waititi Marae

Marae Pānui

Driver Licensing Postponed.

17 February 2021
Due to Level 2 social distancing restrictions, the Driver Licensing wānanga postponed till further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. We will keep you updated with any changes as they occur. So just to reiterate the Driver licensing wānanga is postponed not cancelled. Tēnā koutou.

Tāmaki Makaurau Level 2

Ngā mihi e te whānau, here is the latest announcement Alert Levels update From midnight Wednesday 17 February, Auckland will move to Level 2 From midnight Wednesday 17 February, the rest of New Zealand will move to Level 1 The Alert Status will be reviewed on Monday 22 February. The Marae will be operating according to the level 2 guidelines. For more information about Alert Levels, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/... Regardless of where you are in the motu, kia mau ki ā tātou tikanga hauora, remember our tikanga hauora to keep our whānau safe: 1.If you are māuiui, stay at home. 2.Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your GP if you think you need a test. 3.Keep track of where you’ve been – scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer app and enable Bluetooth tracing on your device. If you can’t use the app, download or request a COVID Tracer booklet, or keep a calendar or diary. 4.Wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow. 5.Regularly clean high touch surfaces. 6.Most importantly, be kind to one another and stay safe. 0800 WAITITI or 0800 9248484 Kia haumaru kia ora!

Hoani Waititi Marae also provides these Marae Based

Programmes and Social Services


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

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