Physical Infrastructure and Capacity covers physical access to the marae, buildings on the marae, utilities and capacity of the marae.

Department of Internal Affairs

Te Puni Kōkiri is working alongside the Department of Internal Affairs to develop a new approach to supporting marae to achieve their development aspirations.

The new fund name is Oranga Marae and its purpose is to contribute to the physical and cultural revitalisation of marae as centres of Māori identity and mātauranga.

Whānau, hapū and iwi will be able to seek funding for capital works, as well as funding to implement their own plans for the cultural revitalisation of their marae.

Through Oranga Marae, applicants can access funding from Te Puni Kōkiri and the Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities Fund in one process.

Another highlight of the new fund is that marae communities are no longer required to pay for any part of the development costs.

Applying for Oranga Marae

Oranga Marae will open for requests for funding on 9 May 2018, and whānau, hapū and iwi will be able to apply for support throughout the year.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to apply, so our regional advisors will support you through the new process.

This also means the earlier DIA Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities Fund is closed.

If you have already begun preparing to make a Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities request, please contact your nearest DIA office for advice on these changes.

You may also contact a Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities advisor at DIA on 0800 824 824 if you have any questions about your grant request or any current Marae Heritage and Facilities projects.

Kāinga Whenua loans - Housing New Zealand and Kiwi Bank

If you have a right to live on multiple-owned Māori land, a Kāinga Whenua loan allows you to build, purchase or relocate a house to that land.

New Zealand Historic Places Trust

The New Zealand Historic Places Trust actively assists whanau, hapu and iwi initiatives to preserve taonga through the Maori Buildings Conservation Programme. 

New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service has Māori Iwi Liaison Teams who can provide advice on what fire dangers exist in and around your marae. From there they can discuss fire safety systems that will protect your whānau, taonga and property and show you how to become more 'firewise' in and around the marae.

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