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Keep up to date with what's happening at Te Hana Te Ao Marama with our events guide...


The events guide is regularly updated to keep you all informed on what's happening each month at Te Hana Te Ao Marama. Don't miss out on our next big event!


Evening Maori Village Tours 2015

Starlight Tours
Starlight Tours are available upon request for groups of 20ppl or more.
The tour includes:

  • Powhiri - traditional Maori welcome ceremony onto the Marae
  • Light entertainment and nibbles
  • Hangi feast - traditional Maori cuisine
  • Captivating Maori cultural performance and guided tour through the beautifully lit Maori village

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Housie Nights at Te Hana Te Ao Marama

Fundraiser for Kapa Haka Kakahu (costumes)

When:      Wednesdays 2015

                ( weekly every Wednesday)

Where:    Te Hana Village Cafe

Time:       7pm to 10pm

Enquiries:  Mary Ann de Thierry (021) 070 5948  or  Village Cafe (09) 423 9566


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Te Hana Te Ao Marama Inaugural Kaumatua Matariki Ball 2014

"Te po kani kani e raro nga whetu o Matariki"

Come and enjoy & celebrate " Matariki" Maori New Year!

Where: Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre

When: Friday 25th July 2014

Time: 7pm - Midnight

COST: $15.00 per ticket (Limited tickets)

Formal Dress Code, 50 years +, Light Supper provided and Bar available.

Enquiries: (09) 423 8701 or email tehana@xtra.co.nz


Mayor Len Brown visits Te Hana Te Ao Marama

Mayor Len Brown visits with the Te Hana Trust members on Friday 4th July 2014 for an update and progress report on Aucklands leading Maori Cultural Centre.

Trust CEO, Thomas de Thierry, updates the Mayor on the future prospects for Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre and our local community issues. i.e roading, signage, cycle and walkway vision from Te Hana to Wellsford.

The Mayor was open to ideas and discussion on Te Hana's future. 

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Movie on the Marae Night at Te Hana Te Ao Marama

Auckland Council celebrates this time honoured tradition.  It is Auckland's most prominent indigenous festival, promoting Maori Culture.  It is a season that brings Aucklanders together to share kai (food), rituals, entertainment, hospitality, knowledge, culture and creativity.

This year's festival programme commences 28th June to 28th July and will include return of the popular touring programme Movie on the Marae taking the big screen at Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre.

The movie : MANA WAKA is a feature length documentary directed by Merata Mita in 1990, made from footage shot by RGH Manley Between 1937 and 1940.  Princess Te Puea Herangi commissioned the building of the three large Waka taua for the 1940 centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.  Black and white footage follows the long, slow, unfolding of the construction of the waka.  The spiritual element of this work is evident in the film.  The soundtrack was specially composed for the silent footage.

Year: 1990

Duration: 1:19:41

Category: Documentary

Production company: Te Puea Estate, The New Zealand Film Archive



Date: Friday 4th July 2014

Time: 7.00pm

Supper: 8.30pm

COST: Free

Beginner's Contemporary & Traditional Flax Weaving Workshops
Flax Weaving Workshops are starting at Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre

Mahi Raranga with Mikaere

4 Day workshops to kick start you into weaving.

Tools to bring:
  • Stanley Knife
  • Old Butter knife

Venue:          Te Hana Trust Office - Whare Waananga Room (next to G.A.S Station)

Fee:               $10.00 per class

Dates:            August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (every Tuesday)

 Time:            9am - 12pm

Cafe is open for real coffee and treats.  Open 7 days per week, 7am - 7pm
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Fun with flax and flowers

Learn a variety of putiputi, dyeing, tieing a posey with a whariki wrap to finish and kono table arrangement.

Dates:          September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (every Tuesday)

Time:            9am - 12pm

Kete Whakairo and Whariki

Learn to read patterns, join double pap whariki and kete whakairo

Dates:          November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (every Tuesday)

Time:            9am - 12pm
Kete Art

Learn the basics of kete making 2 & 4 corner kete/peke and flat bottom kete/peke arrangement

Dates:         October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (every Tuesday)

Time:           9am - 12pm

Fun with Flax - christmas gifts

Make your own gifts this christmas, we will help you.

Open Forum

Nau mai Haere mai ki nga akoranga Te Reo Maori

Come and Learn,
  • Some of the fundamentals of the structure (grammer) of Maori
  • Some basic conversational Maori
  • Some important vocabulary

This is a 13 week course.  Students will pay one fee of $30.00 per person.

Start Date:  Monday 21st July 2014

End Date:  Saturday 8th November 2014.

Classes will run two days a week;
  • Monday 5pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 5pm - 7pm
  • 3 Days stays at Maraes in total. August, October and November.
  • There will be no classes during school holidays, Labour Day and on the 17th September 2014.

All classes will be held at Te Hana Te AO Marama.  Day stays may occur at other marae.

Contact:  (09) 423 8701            Te Hana Te AO Marama Office
(021) 0298 9040        JK Kapea


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Please note: 
These classes do not come under the umbrella of any institution and so students will not gain a certificate.

Ehara i te mea hirahira te tohu, ko te mea nui, ko te aheinga ki te korero a-waha, a-wairua, ki te rongo hoki a-taringa, a-wairua i te reo Maori te mea hirahira.

The paper is not the important thing, the ability to speak and to hear the Maori Language is the important thing.


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