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Wharekai Bookings

Booking our Marae Complex


The Korongata Marae wharenui Nukanoa is closed, however the wharekai Matariki is available for booking for your wānanga, conference or daily hui. The marae complex is comprised of the wharekai [dining room, inside kitchen, outside kitchen], the wharepaku unit [including coin operated laundry facilities], marae ātea space in front and to the side of the wharenui, and parking spaces to the side of the existing wharenui and the parking pad behind the wharepaku. The Wharenui is out of bounds for all bookings until further notice. If you require a pōhiri or whakatau, please note this in your booking request.


The wharekai 'Matariki' and the ablution block are newly renovated buildings and were reopened on Saturday 4 March 2023.  

You can fit up to 150 conference-style or up to 100 seated at tables.We have 16 flip top dining tables, 10 trestle and 3 board room style tables and 150 seats. We have catering dishes that can cater for up to 150 people, this includes plates, bowls, glasses, tea cups, saucers, cutlery, serving dishes, pots, jugs and so forth. We have a walk in chiller, two large glass door fridge and freezer, a commercial comvi oven, gas stove top, and chaffing dishes. Our dining room also has a TV Trolley and sound system on request. We can discuss this in detail if interested.

  1. Bookings are generally made on a whole or half calendar day basis unless otherwise negotiated.

  2. Whole day = up to 8 hours same day;

  3. Half day = up to 4 hours same day

  4. There is an allowance for 1 hour setup before and 1 hour packdown after booking period.

  5. No overnight wānanga or tangihanga is accepted until further notice unless prior arrangement is made.

  6. Marae equipment and AV resources are available upon request. Hirers must use their own software applications and bring their own technical support to run these resources.

  7. General consumables are included in the pricing of the hire including tea, coffee, sugar, milk, dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, handtowels, handwash, and 5 tea towels. General pantry items are available for use in  the kitchen. Koha to replace these items is encouraged. Gas is treated as a separate consumable which is charged in the final invoice to the hirer.


  1. You make an inquiry by calling the booking officer or filling in the online request.

  2. Potential bookings are discussed with the marae complex team

  3. If approved the booking officer will email the potential hirer a quote and the agreement form for signing and return.

  4. Once the booking fee / bond is deposited, the booking is added to the online calendar

  5. The booking officer co-signs the hire agreement and sends an invoice to the hirer. Full payment should be confirmed before the hirer may use the complex.

  6. The keyholder meets with the hirer at the beginning of the hire to go through the marae checklist and handover the designated hire key

  7. At the end of the booking the keyholder meets the hirer at the marae to walk through the marae checklist and accept the return of the keys. Any damage or missing inventory items are discussed and notified to the booking officer.

  8. Post-hire checks and jobs are completed ensuring nothing has been damaged. 

  9. The booking officer notifies the hirer of deductible charges (if any) and returns the balance of bond to the hirer. If the cost exceeds the bond, then an invoice will be given to the hirer.


There are three categories for booking costs. Whanau, Community and Corporate. ​There is a full day, half day and hourly booking. These costs may change as our overhead costs change.






There is also a refundable bond payment of $200 that both secures the booking and is used to pay for any damage that may be caused. This information is on the hirer booking form that is sent out to the hirer to sign with the booking officer once approved. 


Click here to email the Booking Officer - or phone 0272139547 to make your booking request. 

If the marae complex is unavailable or already booked out, you will be informed immediately. 

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