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The Hoani Waititi Way

Kia Kaha. Kia Toa. Kia Manawanui.

Welcome to Hoani Waititi Marae

Kapa Haka

At Hoani Waititi Marae, we foster a sense of belonging through Kapa Haka.

Nga Tumanako

Ngā Tūmanako was establish to continue and fulfill the aspirations of our past community leaders who worked tirelessly to foster the Māori culture and language on Hoani Waititi Marae. 


Our foundation members and leaders are graduates of Kōhanga reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi. Kōhanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori a Māori language immersion educational pathway established to ensure the survival of the Māori language and culture through from primary to secondary. 

Te Roopu Manutaki

Te Roopū Manutaki was created by Dr. Pita Sharples in 1968 in the suburb of Te Atatū in the heart of west Auckland, a destination for many Māori whānau during the urban drift period, many of whom were proactive in creating Māori initiatives within the community.


Manutaki is based at Hoani Waititi Marae and has been associated with the Marae since inception in 1980, assisting with marae activities along with Te Rautahi, Ngā Tūmanako as well as kapahaka groups from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori and Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi.

Te Rautahi

TE RAUTAHI MAROI CULTURE GROUP was formed in 1984 by Mavis Niniurangi Tuoro after a call from the parents and older siblings of the Henderson High School haka group to start a senior group so they could learn alongside them. The group is based out at Hoani Waititi Marae with weekly practices and Wananga being held throughout the year. The key values of our roopu are Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Aroha.

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Te Kapa Puāwai

The combined primary, intermediate and secondary kura now boasts two champion teams, with Te Kapa Puāwai joining their tuakana (senior) group, Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi, who won their national competition last year as current title holders.

Te Kapa Puāwai of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae are Te Mana Kuratahi national primary school kapa haka champions for 2023, making them the first group to win the title an unprecedented four times.

Our Services

Whanau are at the heart of our services. 

*Image credit : Te Manawa Taki DHB Boards and Governance

Aspirations of our Whanau to live well, live longer and thrive...all in one word cloud.

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Reach out to us if you are in need of services or other supports. 

Patua Te Ngangara

Patua te Ngangara (PTN) is an initiative of Hoani Waititi Marae. It aims to help whanau who are dealing with the effects of meth/P.

Patua te Ngangara loosely translates as ‘battle with the devil’ – ‘P’ meth,crank, burn, ice. Rather than being recognised as anti P we are a pro whanau initiative.  Nau te rourou, naku te rourou ka ora te iwi.  If you and I both contribute there will be enough for all.

Whanau Ora

Whānau Ora puts whānau and families in control of the services they need to work together, build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations. It recognises the collective strength and capability of whānau to achieve better outcomes in areas such as health, education, housing, employment and income levels.

Te Whanau Awhina

Te Whanau Awhina involves the voluntary participation of the victim of the crime and the offender and whanau of the Marae, in discussions. The goal is to “restore” the relationship, fix the damage that has been done and prevent further crimes from occurring.


Hui whakaoranga wha ngahuru

Hui whakaoranga wha ngahuru. Priviledged to be in the presence of these two icons as we commemorate the first gathering of hauora Maori 40 years ago today at Waititi. Where models like Te Whare tapa wha and Te Wheke were developed.

Waitangi Tribunal hears urgent kura kaupapa Māori claim

The first week of Waitangi Tribunal hearings into alleged inequities which prevent Māori from exercising control and authority over te reo Māori - and the way it is taught and learned - has drawn to a close.

Tā Mason Durie reflects on advances in Māori Health over the past four decades

In 1984, the Hui Whakaoranga was held to discuss issues in Māori health and at Hoani Waititi Marae, 40 years later to the day and at the same location, Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie presented his views on what the future holds.

NZMA sign off Sustainable Māori trades training campus at Hoani Waititi Marae

A new trades and training campus will be set up at Auckland's Hoani Waititi Marae to help more Māori and Pasifika into skills-based education.

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett ‘jumped’ at chance to perform at Waitangi@Waititi

A well-known Australian who wanted to inspire change through his music and then through his work as a politician, will headline the 10th anniversary of Waitangi@Waititi in Auckland on February 6, 2024.

West boards welcome new kiwis at Hoani Waititi Marae

All three West Auckland local boards welcomed 80 people on the cusp of becoming New Zealanders and their guests onto the marae recently, for the very first marae-based citizenship ceremony in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hoani Waititi haka for Hawaiian star

Cast and crew of Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa’s new Apple TV+ series have been welcomed to west Auckland at Hoani Waititi Marae.

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