Marae Bookings

Korongata Marae is a beautiful marae situated in a rural Māori settlement and surrounding area in Hawke’s Bay located approximately 10 kilometres inland from Hastings and 5 minutes from the nearest Shopping Centre in Flaxmere.

As of Friday 27 July 2018, the Wharenui Nukanoa was declared closed indefinitely due to the building needing some work to be done on it to ensure its safety  compliance for whānau to stay in it.

Whilst the wharenui is indefinitely closed, the kitchen and ablution block is still available for use. For this purpose we are happy to hire out the kitchen, hall and ablution block. We can still hold tangihanga at the marae so long as whanau can get a marquee for sleeping. We have sufficient seating, assorted tables, kitchen facilities with a large new style commercial oven, walk in chiller, cutlery and crockery to serve 100 people, hot water urn, teapots, serving trays, cooking pots, serving bowls and dishes, a clean ablution block with hot running water, sufficient car parking and warm hospitality.

All bookings must be made through the Communication Officer - Ruth Wong- Mobile 027-2139547. See below how to make a booking. Marae Bookings.

Marae Hireage conditions

Please note, tangihanga takes preference over any bookings. This means that if a booking is made and a tangi occurs, bookings will be cancelled and booking fund will be returned less any use of the marae. 

All whānau who book the marae must abide by the Korongata Marae Tikanga (Values) that are stipulated in the Charter. These values include but are not limited to the following.

No Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol is not permitted in any part

of the marae or the marae grounds.

No Smoking

The marae complex and marae grounds are totally “Auahi Kore” (Smokefree). Smokers are advised they are to move right off the marae grounds in order to smoke.

No Patches or Gang affiliated regalia 

The wearing of gang patches is not permitted on the marae

grounds. The marae committee reserves the right to ask people to leave the marae complex if they do not honour this value.  

Rubbish Removal

The hirer is responsible to remove all rubbish from the marae grounds. Non compliance of these tikanga will not be accepted and the marae committee reserves the right to decline any future bookings to this roopu. The marae committee also reserves the right to on charge the expense of any rubbish removal to the hirer. 

Marae hireage cost

As the wharenui Nukanoa is indefinitely closed due to health and safety issues, the booking cost has been updated accordingly. 

Booking Fee

A $50 non refundable booking fee is payable upon hireage request to confirm your booking. This fee is not part of your hireage cost. Your booking will not be confirmed until your booking fee is paid.

Refundable Bond

A $250 bond is required for all overnight bookings. The bond is returned at the end of your stay, less damage or loss of marae property, cost of laundry and gas used for heating only. Once the marae complex has been checked by the marae committee members in charge of the marae and they are satisfied with the condition of the marae, the bond will be settled and returned. If the damages exceed the bond, the hirer will be charged accordingly. If there are no damages, your full bond is returned within a week of your stay by way of online banking. 

Use of linen (Not applicable at the moment)

The marae has sufficient linen. You are welcome to supply your own linen if you don't want added costs, ie. sheets, pillowcases etc. If you use the marae linen, you will be charged for the dry cleaning which is $3.00 per sheet and 75c per pillowcase. This cost will be taken out of your refundable bond and charged to you if it exceeds the bond. If you choose to dry clean the linen, you must return the linen clean and folded within two days. 


When and How to pay?

If you are hiring the marae for any event other than a Tangi you are required to pay in advance of your stay. 

Korongata Ablution and Hall Hireage Cost

  • Full day hireage (includes overnight) 24hrs $200.00 per night

  • Hourly fee rate $50.00 (If this exceeds $200 you can book for full day rate and conditions)

  • Tangihanga - Koha only

  • Community events (Bridge Pa Community, Kohanga Reo, Church, School) - Koha

  • Due to the wharenui not being available, the Marae Trustees Committee agreed at a Hui a Hapu held on Saturday 4th August 2018 that whanau who book the marae for tangihanga or other gatherings can arrange to have a marquee erected at the marae. So long as sufficient ground sheets and mats are used, the older blue mattresses can be used. Mattresses will not be used on the ground if it will attract moisture and mould. 

For your information, the booking fee is discussed on an annual basis. All payments made are those current at the time of payment. For example if the fee goes up before you have paid, you are required to pay the current fee at the time of payment. 

How to make a booking?

  1. Check out our Marae Calendar to see if the marae is available. Click here

  2. If it looks available, fill in the online form to the right and submit it, You will receive feedback regarding availability etc. Please don't assume anything, be specific in your booking requirements.

  3. After you have submitted the online form, it is emailed from our website to Ruth Wong after which you should expect an email within 24 hours.  

Ruth Wong

Korongata Marae Communications 


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