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Mission Statement  For the People

Opening of Wainuiomata Marae:

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


  •  To maintain, enhance and practice the concepts of Maori, including Te Reo (language), Tikanga (Customs), Kawa (Protocol), Taonga (Treasures), Tuku iho (Ancestral).

  • To provide an urban model by being conscious, tolerant and supportive of various Tauira (Visitors) here and the understanding of Maori 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.


     Wainuiomata Marae Association, Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whānui ki te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, CYFS, Housing NZ & WINZ, Lower Hutt Probation,  Community Development, Community Organisation Grants Scheme, Wainuiomata J Team (Police), Wainuiomata Community Board, Wainuiomata Community Centre, Wainuiomata Māori Wardens/Committee, Hutt City Council,  Lotteries Grants Board, Ngā kaumātua/Whānau Katoa, Voluntary support workers, Marae and other Community Organisations. And to the many others  who have contributed their help and support to make our work successful.

     "Family Support Services" We work under the umbrella of the Wainuiomata Marae Association Incorporated. Above all we are able to help and support you. We help and support on a one to one basis or on a whānau (family) basis. Our service is readily made available within our community regardless of age, race, gender. The service has been in operation since 1988. During this time the workload has increased rapidly and we have been fortunate to bring on board other workers. We currently have 1 fulltime and 2 part-time workers with a string of volunteer workers who offer their valuable assistance when required.