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Kahungunu meeting house at Nūhaka has some magnificent Māori and carving portraying the history and stories of the early people, in the many carvings, scroll patterns and panel weaving. It was built and paid for by the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints as a tribute to the local Ngāti Rakaipaka, a sub tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu who sponsored the annual Easter Conference (hui tai) for the church during the World War 2 (1940-1945).

All carving and panel work were done by return servicemen and women. The meeting house was dedicated and opened in 1949. The church maintained the meeting house until 1978. The building and the Marae area was then gifted to the Nūhaka community. Since then, it has been registered as a community Marae and been used as the focal point by the people of Nūhaka.

Please be respectful and stay on the street when looking at Marae. Also, don’t take photos without prior approval!


6 Mataira St, Nūhaka


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Physical Address: 9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
Postal Address: PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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