Latest News

Marae burns in the Waikato


  • Ratings12345

20121002-091729.jpg

(TV3) A fire investigator will this morning attempt to uncover the cause of a blaze which has seriously damaged a large marae in the Waikato.

Several people escaped unharmed from the Waahi Marae which caught alight at around midnight.

Fire Communications Shift Manager Jaron Phillips says teams were at the scene shortly after.

“Seven appliances [were] brought in from around the Waikato two of those were water tankers. One of the problems the fire fighters faced was a shortage of water so those tankers were brought in from Huntly and Te Kauwhata.”

A separate building near the marae has been badly smoke logged.

(4) Comments

  1. Rangiawatea Waitai

    Get it right!!!!!! Our marae did NOT burn down!!!! It was a whare at the papakaainga... Know it alls! pffffft.....

  2. Maia

    Ae raa @Pat, it seems that whenever an article is posted about a story in the Waikato area, they are very vague and not very well researched leading to misinformation such as this. Articles about the Rotorua rohe however, too indepth and over emphasised. I don't see what the point in posting this was if they were just going to do a half pai job. The title itself is seriously misleading and almost sensational. C'mon Tangatawhenua.com, as of lately you seem to be slipping, wheres the passion for investigative and informative journalism, pick your game up! Your lack of highly engaging articles (that we know you are capable of) is dissapointing.

  3. Pat Nathan

    It was not the Marae it was a papakainga home on the Marae, Taane I Te Pupuke (Wharenui) pictured did not burn down.

  4. Hoana

    That is sad to hear I hope they uncover the cause of the fire and whanau are able to rebuild what has been lost. Nga mihi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Latest Tweets

  • DigitalMaori11:16pm. Still at work. Yay for long weekend. Up for dawn parade 5.30am. Lest we forget #kiamaumahara http://t.co/OymYiuyOjB about 3 hours ago
  • DigitalMaori@geysercf super super awesome Turangi about 11 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriOur tamariki totally love #playtopia here in #Rotorua Now...slideeeeeeeee... http://t.co/LaI0Wc19Al about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaori@geysercf oh and super awesome Taupo! about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaori@geysercf Nga mihi ki a koe ki a koutou. Awesome Rotorua! about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @ecosophnz: 'Hacking for good'- this looks interesting:RT @AklTransport #HACKAKL - First warm up event next Wednesday 30th April http://… about 12 hours ago
  • DigitalMaorianei na whaea Annette http://t.co/gYxQOt47Co about a day ago
  • DigitalMaoriaue... @tautokai about a day ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @BrianBoruNZ: @DigitalMaori @runningwhio @tautokai @LewSOS Greens in Otepoti are heavily involved in social/envmntal actions together wi… about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@tautokai @runningwhio well if I can be so bold, what new combined actions could you see Greens and Mana working together on? about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@caffeine_addict hahaha that's the one! about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@tautokai @runningwhio we hear that only a combined left can beat National yet see no combined effort. Potentials there. Just need action. about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@caffeine_addict isn't that the guy who voted with middle NZ on foreshore seabed, forgot he was Maori and got booted out? Oh yea, him... about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@tautokai @runningwhio I'm Mana party hard & often hear 'the left' need to work together but usually only see our members doing the yards about a day ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @nzmusicmonth: Country Album & Song Finalists Announced http://t.co/v6WEEUmWCJ about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@runningwhio @tautokai @LewSOS agree. We attended loads of rally's demos community actions in 2013 & 2015 and few to no Greens attended about a day ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @deltablues_king: Interested to know if @stevenljoyce has a decent comeback to this #epicburn by @TheBubbleBubble ? #nzpol http://t.co/8… about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@runningwhio @tautokai @LewSOS @buzzandhum @MorganGodfery interesting, as most of the Maori issues we followed in 2013 had few Green voices about a day ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @reomaori: He kaupapa o te wā: te whakawāteatanga o tērā o tātou i tana tūranga. Ētahi wā, ka tuhia e mātou he kaupapa o te wā ki tō tāt… about a day ago
  • DigitalMaori@althecat @winstonpeters @matuashane This is like wrestling, when the fan fave turns into the heel, then redeems himself and returns about a day ago