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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.

The Marae Development Fund is currently closed


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.

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

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