Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui whakapapa into four marae in Te Tau Ihu. For further information in relation to Waikawa, Te Āwhina and Whakatū Marae, refer to their website addresses as listed. Onetahua Marae currently does not have a website.
Te Āwhina, Motuekawww.tam.org.nz
Onetahua, Takaka(click here for info)
- Onetahua Marae is located at Pohara Valley Road, PO Box 113, Takaka.
- Established in 1986, Onetahua Marae in Golden Bay is used by the whole community for tangi, hui and wananga, and as an educational base.
- It is the home marae for three local iwi: Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama and Te Ātiawa, but it operates as a multicultural marae with the wider involvement of the whole community. The protocol there is Taranaki Kawa.
- "Onetahua" is the Māori name for Farewell Spit and translated means "heaped up sand".
- The wharenui (meeting house) was opened in January 2001, and is named ‘Te Ao Marama' meaning a new light, referring to a new (inclusive) way forward. The inside of the wharenui is a mix of traditional and modern styles, as befits a relatively new, multicultural marae.
- Onetahua Marae specialises in hui (workshops) involving natural materials and has become a leading centre for making and playing traditional musical instruments. The marae has a weekly weaving hui usually using local harakeke (flax).