Marae Renos Bring Jobs To Ahipara

March 18, 2021, 8:04 a.m.

Roma marae in Ahipara is one of over 350 marae around the country awarded funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) late last year for much-needed renovations. 

Marae chair and Ahipara kaumatua, Hone Paitai shares the substantial upgrades to the marae with asbestos removal, new roofing and fencing securing the long term future for the busy marae. 

The funding not only allowed for the marae to be made safe for the haukāinga and visiting manuhiri but also created employment for the small coastal community. Watch their story above. 


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