Te Āwhina Marae stands under the two mountains; Pukeone and Tu Ao Wharepapa. The Motueka river runs swiftly, bringing life and nourishment to the district. The mana whenua iwi are Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Rārua and our wharenui is named after the ancestor Turangaapeke.
As our name indicates, Te Āwhina Marae was created as a place that openly welcomes all people to come and learn, seek shelter, find hospitality, access Hauora services,Kohanga Reo and much more.
As a community focused Marae, Te Āwhina offers a number of services.Whether you are looking to enrich your child, give up smoking or just improve your general health, we can help. Our staff are friendly, helpful and always approachable.
Te Āwhina Marae is discouraging the consumption of 'fizzy drinks' for whanau and visitors.We all know these are not good for us and definitely NOT good for our tamariki
Vision Statement / Moemoea
The vision of Te Āwhina Marae is to uphold Tino Rangatiratanga and to embrace all people under the concept of Tikanga Maori. To have a Marae that is strong physically and spiritually and where all involved are proud participants of Te Āwhina whanau.
Mission Statement / Kaupapa
To maintain a Marae facility in Motueka under the mana of the local Iwi which embraces all people by providing the following services with Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Tikanga and Wairuatanga.
Manaakitanga-Hospitality & Care, Wairuatanga–Spirituality, Matauranga-Knowledge & Learning, Āwhinatanga -Assistance & Support, Hauoratanga -Health & Wellbeing, Kokiri-Enterprise & Development, Whakaruruhau-Housing & Facilities.