Waipapa Marae Stay

Ko Maungakiekie te maunga              Maungakiekie is the mountain
Ko Waitemata te moana                     Waitemata is the sea
Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi                       Ngāti Whātua are the people/tribe (of Auckland)
Ko Waipapa te marae                        Waipapa is the University Marae
Ko Tāne-nui-ā-rangi te wharenui       Tāne-nui-ā-rangi is the meeting house
Ko Reipae te wharekai                       Reipae is the dining hall

Nau Mai Haere Mai - Welcome to Waipapa Marae

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are fortunate to again offer Marae stay accommodation at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland throughout the duration of the International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 (IIDRC 2014). This is a modest accommodation option providing an authentic marae stay experience.

Comfortably sleeping up to 40 guests per night you will share all amenities with other guests including the sleeping area (wharenui), dining and kitchen (wharekai), showers and toilets. This is a modest accommodation option if you are travelling with elderly and young children, have special needs and dietary requirements we recommend you call the Conference Organiser to discuss this option before booking online through the conference registration form.

What is provided

  • Visitors sleep communal style on a single mattress on the carpeted floor.
  • A sheet and covered pillow.
  • Continental breakfast option.

What to bring

  • Visitors will need to bring their own towels, toiletries and sleeping bag/duvet; overseas visitors should contact us if they wish us to buy a duvet on their behalf.
  • Luggage is to be kept to one compact sized bag to save storage space in the shared-sleeping area.

There are certain Māori protocols pertaining to the marae and its buildings:

  • Food is not consumed on the marae forecourt nor inside the meeting-house as the area is regarded as tapu (sacred)
  • Shoes are not to be worn inside the meeting-house
  • Clothing is not hung on the carvings or other decorated features
  • Pillows are not sat upon
  • University of Auckland is smoke-free, if you wish to smoke you may do so on Alten Road outside the marae
  • Be respectful of others at all times 

Check In Information

  • Your conference name tag & Registration tax receipt (as proof of payment) will be required when checking in your bag.
  • You can check in your bag for holding at Waipapa Marae after you have registered, or report to Department of Māori Studies Building 253, Room 123, 16 Wynyard Street, Auckland from 10am, Tuesday 25 November 2014.
  •  Please keep your luggage to one compact sized bag to save storage space in the sleeping area.
  • The Marae will be set up and available from 7pm, giving those staying the opportunity to unpack and set up beds before or after the evening social event.
  • Marae staff will be staying onsite and will be there to assist.
  • Check-out will be on Friday 28 November 2014 from 9am.

Department of Māori Studies
16 Wynyard Street
Auckland CBD Conference

Organiser Contact details:
Email info@maramatanga.ac.nz
Phone 0064 9 923 4220