Living Village

Originally based at Okahu Bay the people of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei now occupy the hillside over-looking their beach and the city of Auckland. An important point of difference for this tribe is that the city came to them, not the other way around. The history of the people and this land spans four centuries and the descendants are well aware of being part of a Māori community in New Zealand’s most populated city.

Orākei Marae can host all types of gatherings and many of the people upholding the customs are tenants in the homes that surround the marae area.

Originally based at Okahu Bay the people of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei now occupy the hillside over-looking their beach and the city of Auckland. An important point of difference for this tribe is that the city came to them, not the other way around. The history of the people and this land spans four centuries and the descendants are well aware of being part of a Māori community in New Zealand’s most populated city.

Orākei Marae can host all types of gatherings and many of the people upholding the customs are tenants in the homes that surround the marae area.

Orākei Marae
Orākei Marae

Orākei Marae is the heart for the Auckland based Ngāti Whātua tribe. It is located above Okahu Bay on the shores of the Waitematā

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Nursery & Gardens

Ko te Pūkākī is the Māori ecological restoration project based at Orakei Marae.

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Michael Savage Memorial
Michael Savage Memorial

The obelisk and mausoleum on Bastion Point, were erected to commemorate the first Labour Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage.

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