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Maia Maori Centre: Marae Team

Nau mai haere mai ki Maia.

Staff Profiles

Matua Hare Williams

Ko Piwakawaka te maunga, Ko Waimamaku te awa, Ko Hokianga te moana, Ko Te Whakamāharatanga te marae, Ko Te Roroa, Ngati Pou ngā hapū, Ko Ngapuhi-nui-tonu te Iwi, Ko Hare Paniora ahau.

 I am Unitec’s Pae Arahi since 2002. My role revolves around responding to the many cultural commitments, enquiries, requests, both formal and informal, across Unitec’s three campuses.In addition to providing guidance and advice to CEO and Leadership Team, I provide support to Maia in the operations of the marae, and when time permits, respond to requests from  schools, corporates, whanau, Iwi/hapū  and community organizations. 

Mauri Ora!

Contact me on 8154321 xtn 7783 or by email: hpaniora@unitec.ac.nz 

Jessica Aranui

Ko Takitimu te waka, Ko Kahuraanaki te maunga, Ko Poukawa te awa, Ko Houngarea te marae, Ko Te Pakipakitanga a Hine Te Moa te hapū, Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi, Ko Jessica Aranui tōku ingoa.

My name is Jessica Aranui and I am the marae administrator/co-ordinator for Te Noho Kotahitanga marae.

If you require any assistance or would like to make a booking at the marae please feel free to contact me on 8154321 x7093 or by email: jaranui@unitec.ac.nz

Tihei Kahungunu!






 

Hohepa Renata

Ko Whakatere Manawa Kaiaia te maunga, Ko Waima, ko Moehau ngā awa, Ko Hokianganui o Kupe te moana, Ko Te Mahurehure te hapū, Ko Ngāpuhi Taniwharau te Iwi, Ko Hohepa Renata ahau.

I hold two positions here at Unitec; as Taurahere Marae along with a small team who look after the day to day operations of our Marae Te Noho Kotahitanga.

As a Mātauranga Māori Lecturer I deliver two Māori art electives at foundation and diploma levels. In this role I also provide support with a number of departments relating to the delivery of Mātauranga Māori, including student support.

You can contact me by phone: 8154321 extn 6204 or email: hrenata@unitec.ac.nz

Whaea Lynda Toki

Ko Whareorino te maunga, Ko Waikawau te awa, Ko Waikawau te moana, Ko Tainui te waka, Ko Ngāti Maniapoto te iwi, Ko Ngāti Kinohaku te hapū, Ko Whaea Lynda Toki ahau.

My Role
· Kaiaawhina marae
· Kaitautoko mo ngaa tauira me ngaa kaiako o te Whare Waananga o Wairaka
· Maia Waitakere Pastoral Care - Fridays

Appointments by email: ltoki@unitec.ac.nz - Kanohi ki te kanohi. Te Noho Kotahitanga marae and/ or Waitakere Campus.

 

Amanda Wade

 

Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Horouta te waka, Ko Te Whānau a Iritekura te hapū, Ko Iritekura te Marae, Ko Porourangi te tangata, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Amanda Waiti-Brown tōku ingoa.

 My Role
· Wharekai Coordinator
· Wharekai Caterer

 If you have any queries please contact me by email: abrown3@unitec.ac.nz


 

 

 

 

Take a look at what we do!

Unitec Marae - Te Noho Kotahitanga

Unitec’s marae is a focal point for the institute’s three campuses. It is a hub for teaching and learning about te ao Māori, a place for ceremonial and celebratory gatherings, kinship and friendship, and a repository of local and historical knowledge.

Below is a link that will give you a comprehensive breakdown on how to use our marae, the history of our marae and its location, online booking forms for events as well as contact details for further enquiries.

Unitec Staff

This short video clip demonstrates that Unitec staff are more than capable of learning then applying the powhiri process. These staff members took part in our Matauranga Maori session held earlier this year. Our marae team (Jessica Aranui, Hohepa Renata, Whaea Lynda) alongside Te Urikore Biddle (Kaihautu) taught and explained the powhiri process with staff. They in-turn applied these teachings by setting up the wharenui and running their own powhiri. One half of the group were tangata whenua and the other half manuhiri - then swapping positions to experience both roles of tangata whenua and manuhiri. Each group had their own speaker who presented a short speech in Te Reo Maori followed by the waiata (song), 'E Te Iwi'. 

In this clip, we have Blair Sorensen speaking (whaikorero) on behalf of the whanau followed by their waiata tautoko (supporting song), 'E Te Iwi' which was composed by Te Urikore Biddle, who specifically did so for Unitec.