Street address Iriirikapua Parade, Owhata
Postal address PO Box 7194 Te Ngae
Town / City Rotorua 3042
Phone (07) 345 5638
Chairperson Paraone Pirika
Secretary Yvonne Edwards
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Marae Booking Contacts

  • Honor Te Koi (Ph: 021 119 0381)

Content Managers for Owhata Marae 

The beauty with this kaupapa is, we're not only whanau, but we're also managing the content for our marae website ..... cool aye!!!

Each one of us share the same email address, so if you have anything you'd like placed on the Owhata Marae website or if you have any general enquiries, drop us a line because it would be awesome to hear from you.

Our email address is -

Hohepa Heke  

Hohepa Heke

Kia Ora te whanau.
Register now and see what the buzz is going on at your marae.

We have the skill and drive, you have the memoirs, so send us your info.
Looking forward to hearing from you. WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Matthew Heke

Matthew Heke

Kia ora te whanau,
My name is Matthew Amotawa Heke, I am 39 years young and am married with 3 children aged from 7 to 15. I am born and bred in Owhata, my father is Hiwinui Heke, and grandparents are Hohepa Heke and Kataraina Heke (nee Pirika).

I am truly excited about Owhata Marae having our own website, this will allow whanau here and abroad to have somewhere to go to keep in touch with their marae and see what is happening. This is also a great medium to retain our wonderful history and to record the history we make today for our future generations.

As we are in the infancy with our site, all whanau input is greatly appreciated to make this site a huge success and we ask for any photo's (both historic and current), panui to share, enquiries about the site, anything really. Remember whanau if you have visited the site remember to register you and your whanau details.

Rangipaeroa King-Mosen

A big hello to all the whanau. I am very keen to assist with helping members to connect with each other.

If you have any photos of the Marae or our people that you wish to share with us, contact anyone of the content managers and we will assist you by uploading your photos and stories. Kia ora
Ralph King-Mosen

Hi, I hope that this site will be widely used as a tool for all members of our Te Roro o te Rangi Whanau to communicate and touch base where ever in the world they might live.

As a content manager I would ask that all whanau members contribute with their stories so that we can update and refresh our site regularly to ensure we have an interesting, informative and vibrant "meeting place" that all members will want to visit regularly.

Hinemoa Ngatai 
Hinemoa Ngatai

Kia Ora. I'm just one of the content managers for our marae - Owhata.
I am here to help keep you up with the latest goss (history, photos, whatever ...) with what's happening up the pa, and whanau.

If you've got any news, let us know and we'll let everyone else know, cool eh!!!

Clark Pirika  
Clark Pirika

Tena koutou te whanau .... yes, it's me.
This is a wonderful kaupapa that will allow all our whanau to catch up on the latest news and see how old everyone is looking.

We've adopted a "Keep it simple sonny-boy" approach with regards to managing the content on our marae website. At the moment, we're limited in what we can do, but once we have all the tools available to us .... watch out.

In the meantime, we will try to keep the website as up-to-date as poosible. We also look forward to hearing from you.
Kia tau te mauri me te rangimarie.

Nireaha Pirika 
Nireaha Pirika  

Arohanui ki a koutou te whanau. I feel privileged to be a part of building a bridge, of our marae to you and to bring you closer to the marae. We would like to here from you, see what you would like on the website and receive any comments that you may have.

Please send anything and everything you want to put on the website, but make sure that it will be edited before it goes on the web. Whether or not your material goes on the site, we will endeavour to reply back to you.
Kia Ora