This is a “community” based marae, whose mission is "for the people". Wainuiomata Marae was first registered as an incorporated society on the 4th April, 1973 and recently changed to a Trust in November 2008. From the 1970’s to the present Wainuiomata Marae has been a focal point for local whānau, hapū and iwi. In 2006 Wainuiomata Marae set about exploring economic opportunities utilizing the marae and its people to sustain the marae facilities and rejuvenate support and participation in the marae.
- To maintain, enhance and practice the concepts of Māori, including Te Reo (language), Tikanga (Customs), Kawa (Protocol), Taonga (Treasures), Tukuiho (Ancestral).
- To provide an urban model by being conscious, tolerant and supportive of various Tauira (Visitors) here and the understanding of Māori concepts.
- To work in conjunction with all tribes and various races which make up the Community at large of Wainuiomata.
- To practice the concepts of a bi-cultural Marae for the Community.
This logo symbolizes the unity of all tribes in Aotearoa as shown by the interweaving patterns in the centre of the design. Male and female joining together from the four corners of the compass, with young families in close harmony
Circle of life - Vision by the late Ralph Olsen, designed by Rangi Hetet.
Ahakoa tokorua kotahi ranei, Tamaiti whawha ki te hoe Māori
Koe ana toe hoe to waka - Pukeatua
Koe ana ngā hoe o Pukeatua
Ko ia na ngā hoe o Pukeatua.
If there be just one or two young people, who grasp the paddle of their culture,
Then they will be Pukeatua
The people of Pukeatua.
Opening of the Dining Hall / Wharekai (Te Puna o te Ora) on Saturday, 15 October 1983 by the late Ruka Broughton. Opening of the Meeting House / Wharenui (Pukeatua) on Saturday, 10 September 1988 by the late Anglican Bishop of Aotearoa, the Rt. Rev. Whakahuihui Vercoe