23 Jun 2014

Marae insurance scheme announced

6:28 pm on 23 June 2014

Waikato-Tainui Iwi has announced a new insurance scheme for its raupatu marae - at no cost.

The scheme will be available to the 69 registered raupatu Marae from July.

The package covers damage to buildings and contents, and loss or damage to taonga.

It also covers public liability for damages to a third party or personal injury and statutory liability.

Rahui Papa, the chair of Waikato-Tainui executive body Te Arataura, said that type of insurance could be costly, so the package would ensure marae were be safeguarded for future generations.

Marae were the lifeblood of the iwi, and their protection and maintenance was a key priority.

A Tainui marae, Awakino.

A Tainui marae, Awakino. Photo: PHOTO NZ