Topic: Taipake

Topic type:

Marae-Pā

Taipake

Kei-Whea

16 km Northwest of WhanganuiCity

Maunga

Pāpanui

Awa

Kai Iwi

Wharenui

Taipake

Waka

Aotea

Hapu

Ngāti Iti / Ngāti Pūkeko

Iwi

Ngā Rauru Kītahi

Tikanga-Marae

Hui Ora…..Pāeke, Hui Mate…Pāeke

References

(Te takenga mai o ngā kōrero)

Simon, M. 1991 Taku Whare E… He Mauri Tu, My Home My Heart, The Spirit dwells still, 2nd edition, Whanganui, Whanganui Regional Community College. TRCM307.7 SIM, Pg. 23 Taipake (photo available pg. 22)

History

While currently in a state of disrepair (1991), this marae also knew the hustle and bustle of a much-used venue after being opened by King Koroki in 1936. Its meeting house was erected from timber and materials provided by the Taranaki Trust Board. Sadly, little use was made of this complex and understandably its condition deteriorated. Despite this, however, it bears Particular significance as the southern boundary of Taranaki, still referred to in word and song. ‘Mai i Parininihi-ki-Waitotara, Waitotara ki Taipake, ko Taranaki tenei e ngunguru nei.’ ‘From the White Cliffs to Waitotara, continuing on to Taipake, I am Taranaki aware and awake.’

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