Ruawharo Marae

Ruawharo Marae Trust is committed to promoting, advancing, through reserve study, discussion and action, well-being and quality of life for whānau, hapu and iwi

Ruawharo MaraeChairman: Pikihoro Tuhi
Trustees: Current Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust members


Mahi Ngātahi

Whānau will be united, transparent and honest in the growth of our hapu and marae. Rongomaiwahine will be open minded and listen to the voices of Ruawharo Marae and all beneficiaries.


Whānau will be living drug and smoke free in safe homes on our whenua. A strong health system will enhance the standard of living for our people so we can participate in all events Rongomaiwahine. Opportunities for all levels of living will be encouraged and embraced.


Natives will be planted over our whenua and maara kai will be flourishing for our community. Our whenua will be beautified and will display our identity. We will have control over our moana and whenua.


Ruawharo Marae will be active with productive hui, wananga with strong whaikōrero and kaikaranga. Our tikanga and kawa at our Marae will be restored to our old ways. Rongoa will be practiced and our Wairuatanga will be enhanced. Te Reo will be revitalized and our history will archived and accessible, including old names of our whenua. Our Rongomaiwahinetanga will be celebrated with whakawhānaunga day and ahurei.

Whakatipu Rawa

Rongomaiwahine is self efficient and have access to all resources required within hapu and iwi. Rongomaiwahine will ensure the aspirations of Ruawharo Marae will be supported in investments. Rongomaiwahine will grow these pūkenga and assets for future Mokopuna.

Ruawharo Marae Location Map

11 Opoutama Road, Māhia, Hawke's Bay