Tarimano Marae Trust

Tarimano Marae Trust


Dennis Tai Thompson | 027 827 3610


Te Rangikaheke Bidois
Joseph Tuhakaraina
Huia Hahunga
Peter Waru
Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard
Rebecca (Bubba) Taliai
Louis Bidois
Dylan Thompson

General Enquiries Including Marae Hire:

Lil Walton | 07 357 5814


Tarimano Marae Complex:

62 Gloucester Road off Hamurana Road, SH 36, Awahou | 07 332 3697

“Ka tū au ki runga i a Tarimano, Kia paratī au e Ngāti wai o Te Awahou
He whenua tuku, he whenua tipu no tua whakarere Ngāti kōrero
Hei whitiki ki taku uma hei whakaara i Ngāti uri”

“I stand on my sacred land Tarimano, showered by the waters of Te Awahou
Land passed down by our forefathers plentiful of history of our people
I will hold fast to this knowledge only to pass to the up and coming generations.”


Tarimano Marae is situated and located on the north western shores of Lake Rotorua, and next to the Te Awahou Stream (Te Wai Mimi o Pekehaua). The stream mouth opens on to Lake Rotorua. The physical address of the Marae is 62 Gloucester Road, Te Awahou. It’s approximately 2 kms from Hamurana and 5kms from the Ngongotaha Village, and 11kms from Rotorua City Centre. Gloucester Road is signposted off State Highway 36 and identifies Tarimano Marae, when travelling towards Ngongotaha or Hamurana. 


Tarimano Marae is vested in a Board of Trustees, elected at an Annual General Meeting as vacancies occur, on behalf of all members of Ngāti Rangiwewehi. The trustees are replaced according to Trust Order (which includes a Marae Trust Charter), and the Executive is elected annually at the AGM. TMT is responsible for all governance and management commitments of Tarimano Marae. 

Tarimano Marae Complex 

Te Taringa a Mano (meaning the waiting of multitudes) was shortened to ‘Tarimano’ the name now widely known for our Marae complex. This statement says that when I stand, I will never stand alone. For the multitudes are always with me, I am one of many. 

Tawakeheimoa (the father of Rangiwewehi) our ancestral house stands on Tarimano supported by his two wives Te Aongahoro (second wife and mother of Rangiwewehi) (wharekai) and Te Aouru (first wife) (wharemoe). 

The Te Hepara Pai II (wharekarakia) is to the right when facing the atea and our Kohanga reo is to the left of the wharenui and rear of the current wharekai.

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