Skip to content
Wintec Marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa.

E whakawhiti atu ai I Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa me ōna māra kai,

Te ngāwhā whakatupu ake o te whenua mōmona, hei kawe ki Ngāruawāhia,

Te huinga o te tangata.

Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae takes its name from the surrounding 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 is a contemporary version of traditional aspects with an emphasis on matauranga Māori (learning) and tikanga (customs and traditions).

Our Marae pays tribute to tangata whenua, particularly the late Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, whose support for Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae was instrumental in its’ design and opening in 2012.

This is a multipurpose area where ākonga (students) and kaimahi (staff) can conduct and experience teaching, learning and pastoral support. There are several functions the Marae may accommodate, such as:
  • Wānanga (teaching and learning)
  • Pōwhiri (welcome visitors)
  • Seminars, conferences, workshops
  • Lectures or demonstrations

Booking information

Our Marae is in high demand; however, all enquiries for bookings from community groups and individuals hosting kaupapa are welcome. Please email with the following details:
  • The group or organisation’s name and location
  • The key contact person’s name and contact details
  • The proposed kaupapa or wānanga
  • A list of ideal dates and times

Once submitted, one of our team will respond to you within two-three working days

Marae carvings

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

Read more

Our spaces


100 seating capacity, 50 staying overnight – Read more.


50 maximum capacity – Read more.

marae undercover area

Outdoor Undercover Area

Wintec is part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Learn More

Learn with purpose

Explore Te Pūkenga

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Copyright © 2022 Wintec