May 7, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

DIY Marae – Rangitihi Marae, Matata

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The Ngati Rangitihi team is looking for registered builders who would be available to work with their team from Friday the 4th until Sunday the 6th of March.

If you can help out please contact us on 07 322 2452 or email [email protected]

Thursday 3rd of March:

  • 09:30am: Powhiri: Followed by Filming of Marae. By early afternoon work on the Foundations of the Waharoa will start.

Friday 4th of March:

  • DIY renovation continue and filming off site places of significance.

Saturday 5th of March:

  • Final full day of renovations. Possible filming off site.

Sunday 6th of March:

All work is completed. Between 11 and 12 there will be a powhiri to welcome back the kuia onto the marae.

  • Filming of the completed renovation work.
  • Final shot of the whole whanau in front of the wharenui with the two presenters.
  • Hakari will be at approximately 1:30pm.

Each day a schedule of the days renovation work along with the days milestones are displayed in a designated area for all whanau members to have access to.

Everyone is welcome

  • If you would like to help out with construction and/or have tools that can be used please contact Martin Marr 021 026 29401
  • For wharekai ringawera please contact Fay Rawson 027 291 5256
  • Any other enquiries please contact the Te Mana o Ngati Rangitihi Trust office on 07 322 245

10 thoughts on “DIY Marae – Rangitihi Marae, Matata

  1. Kia Ora Raewyn, my name is Lorraine Clarke. I am happy to tell you I knew your father Stephen Rhodes. He is my 1st cousin. If you wish to contact me email me on [email protected]. My home number is 09 6345463. Can’t wait to hear from you.


  2. aroha mai so sorry for the spelling miss hap i was up late and sending this to u, and i have just noticed what it was that i had done. So again thankyou very much and God bless.

  3. Tena Koe,

    I was wondering if you could help me.
    Ko Sandra Topping (nee Mackey) taku ingoa
    Ko Norman Warbrick toku papa
    He is a descendent of Abraham Warbrick who married Ruhia Ngakarauna, daughter of Paerau-moko-nui-a-rangi.

    Currently I am researching my whakapapa, so that myself, my children and mokopuna can add this to our pepeha.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  4. paerau warbrick is a historion and is from Matata, he is a research tutor at Otago university and majors in reseaching whakapapa, just google his name and you will find his contact details, hope this can help and good luck on your journey

  5. hi my name is raewyn rhodes and have just come across this site not that it has any thing to do with finding my whakapapa but i will try my luck and hpoe that some one out there will help me with my serach any way my father passed away when i was 5 years of age his name is stephen charles rhodes and his mother cecilia tetokipounamu rhodes her mother who i think is kataraina alice matengawha kaipara all from matata thats all i know wolud love to find out more so if any one is able to help me thanyou so much it would mean alot to me to know my whakapapa i am on face book if you do need to reach me or drop i line or to ones again thankyou.

    1. Kiaora Raewyn, I am not an expert on whakapapa but know that you def are a decendant of Ngati Rangitihi and from what youve said particularly Ngati Tionga. Tionga was a great chief of Ngati Rangitihi circa 1800’s who died in a famous battle (Pukekaikaahu)against Tuhoe a neighbouring iwi to the east. He had a son whos name was Mokonuiarangi who then had a series of well known Te Arawa children to a senior wahine rangitira of Ngati Whakaue, her name being Tokipounamu. Now from what you have said it is most likely that you decend from Kaipara who was to my knowledge the third eldest of Moko and Tokipounamu. From this line of decent comes many families including the great Warbrick brothers who contributed so much to our rohe from Tarawera to Matata and also to Rugby in NZ. Another important tupuna you may want to think of researching is Pitara Kaipara Takawheta who played a prominant role in Ngati Rangitihi land issues with the crown in his time. Hope this helps e te whanaunga. Kia kaha koe te haerenga. Toma

      1. thank you so much for your reply on my whakapapa it means so much to me and i hope that one day i will meet the rest of my dads whanau that my mum has keept me away from for so long i have been trying to track family members down for years. As i am the only one out of 6 i am the only one who has had the passion to find out where i desend from its almost like a calling from my ancesters. iam so sorry that i did not get to this erlyer but a know that things happen for a once more time and hopefully many more times thank,you, godblees

    2. Kia Ora Raewyn. My name is Lorraine Clarke and I knew your father Stephen. He is my 1st cousin. If you would like to contact me, email me on [email protected] or you can call me on 09 6345463. Can’t wait to hear from you,


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