Te Kohinga Mārama Marae

'the gathering of diverse understandings and enlightenments'

This information is provided to assist you in your stay and use of Te Kohinga Mārama Marae.  Please contact the Marae Manager if you require further assistance.

Marae Rules

  • In line with University policy, smoking is not permitted in any building on campus.
  • Te Kohinga Mārama Marae has a No Alcohol policy, therefore no alcohol is to be taken onto or consumed in any building or area within the marae complex.
  • The University facilities and College Halls of Residence are out of bounds to groups staying at the marae.
  • Do not mistreat or disrespect our marae, appropriate behaviour is expected and required at all times. Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Any damaged, lost or misplaced resources belonging to Te Kohinga Mārama Marae will be charged to the hirer of the marae.
  • Common sense is the most important rule.

Ablution Area

  • Keep facilities clean and tidy during your stay.
  • On leaving, clean and wipe down all washing areas, and clean toilets.  Cleaning gear is located in the toilet area.  These are for use in the ablution area only!
  • Sweep and mop all floors.  Return cleaning gear to the allocated area.
  • Remove all rubbish from the ablution area and dispose of in the mini bin located on the roadway leading down to the marae.

Wharenui – Te Ao Hurihuri


  • No footwear is to be worn inside the wharenui.
  • No food or drink is to be taken into or consumed in the wharenui.
  • Do not sit on pillows or stand on mattresses.
  • You are responsible for the tidyness and security of your belongings.

Before you leave – Te Ao Hurihuri

  • Return mattresses to the allocated area, leave in two even piles and place all pillows on top.
  • Place all sheets and pillowcases in a pile by the doorway.
  • Vacuum floor.  Vacuum is stored in matress storeroom.
  • Ensure heaters are turned off, turn thermostat to zero.
  • Remove from wharenui, any belongings left behind by your group.

Wharekai – Te Otinga


  • Never sit on tables, seats are provided for your convenience.
  • Appropriate clothing is to be worn in the dining room, no pyjamas allowed.
  • Karakia (grace) will be said before each meal.
  • Marae staff will only assist for events that are catered for.  Please clean up after yourself.

Before you leave – Te Otinga

  • Wash and dry all used resources and return to their correct cupboards and shelving.
  • Clear, clean and wipe down all tables and benches.
  • Return all tables and chairs to their allocated area.  Please refrain from dragging across floor.
  • Sweep and mop all floors.  Cleaning resources are located in the kitchen storeroom.  These are for use in the wharekai only!
  • Clean down gas burners and stove.  Turn off at main switch.
  • Ensure heaters are turned off, turn thermostat to zero.
  • Clean down dishwasher and turn off at the wall.
  • Place all teatowels in plastic bucket provided.
  • Remove all food from all storage areas.  Clean and wipe down all used cupboards, fridges and chiller.
  • No marae resources are to be taken from the marae complex.  You will be charged directly for any loss to Te Kohinga Mārama Marae.
  • Advise Marae Manager of any damages or breakages to marae resources.
  • Remove all rubbish from the marae complex and dispose of in the mini bin located on the roadway leading down to the marae.