Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa marae at Wintec

Kia ora and welcome to Wintec Marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa.

The marae complex takes its name from an area famous for its rich, fertile lands and gardens that linked the network of Waikato sub tribes (hapū) who lived along the banks of the Waikato River.

The design of our marae is a contemporary version of traditional aspects with an emphasis on matauranga Māori (learning) and tikanga (customs and traditions). Our marae is multipurpose, where students and staff can conduct and experience teaching, learning and pastoral support in a uniquely Māori environment.

Booking information:

All enquiries are welcome. The Marae is fully booked until November 2021 from Monday-Friday but there is availability on weekends. Please email marae@wintec.ac.nz to enquire.

Marae carvings

Wintec’s marae features an array of carvings, designed and created by Tainui master carver Warren McGrath, Ngāti Raukawa, a former Wintec student.

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There are a number of functions the marae can accommodate

  • Wānanga (teaching and learning/overnight stays)
  • Pōwhiri (welcome visitors)
  • Seminars, conferences, workshops
  • Lectures or demonstrations


100 seating capacity, 50 staying overnight Read more


50 maximum capacity Read more

Seminar Room

(maximum 12) Read more

marae undercover area

Outdoor Undercover Area