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Marae Development Fund

The purpose of the Marae Development Fund is to assist with marae preservation maintenance and development, in a strategic way.

Smarty Grants Log InThe Marae Development Fund is one mechanism of Council’s commitment to respond to the needs and aspirations of mana whenua with respect to marae; benefitting marae hapū, and the district.

This fund will contribute to the protection of the culture and heritage embodied in marae facilities and relationships, critical to community infrastructure and the ability to exercise whanaungatanga and manaakitanga.


Applications for funding will open Monday August 16 2021 and close Friday 17 September 2021

All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal.

Information session

We welcome you to attend our information session at 5:30pm on Monday 2 August 2021 at Hastings District Council.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the fund, the applicant marae will:

  • Be situated within the Hastings District
  • Be registered as a marae reservation under the Māori Land Court.
  • Be able to fund 50% of the total project cost (Council is funding 50%)

Priorities for funding

  • Health and Safety matters, including fire and earthquake requirements
  • Upgrading of Marae facilities and purchasing equipment
  • Upgrading of wharekai and purchasing equipment
  • Maintenance of exterior carvings and tukutuku panels

More information can be found in the Marae Development Fund Policy.

Contact and support

For further information contact Council's the Pou Ahurea, Rosemary Smith, rosemarys@hdc.govt.nz 8715000 Extn 5519. Mobile: 027 641 6156

We will be running an information session around this funding opportunity on Monday 2 August 2021 from 530 - 6:30pm at Hastings District Council.

Previous recipients

In 2020 10 Marae received a share of $62,896

Marae 50% Funding contribution towards Received 
Waimarama Marae Upgrade of the Kaikaranga/Kaikōrero shelter & kitchen equipment upgrade $10,278.00
Kohupatiki Marae Maintenance of exterior carvings and cemetery; alterations to storage container; marae signage $10,303.00
Moteo Marae Commercial multi-kai cooker & Digital Gas Convection Oven $5,850.00
Pukehou Marae Tables & chairs $3,950.00
Kahuranaki Marae Tables & chairs $4,218.00
Waipatu Marae Modification to the ablution block $2,250.00
Mangaroa Marae Wharekai equipment; chiller, crockery, infrared heaters $2,763.00
Taraia Marae Tables & chairs; wharekai equipment, gazebo shelters $8,156.00
Mihiroa Marae Waananga costs to host Tohunga  weaver; preparing for tukutuku repairs $10,000.00
Houngarea Marae Multi-kai cooker set, wharekai  equipment $5,128.00

 

Pukehou Marae

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