24 Feb 2015

Te Arawa wants to popularise marae

8:05 am on 24 February 2015

Thirty Te Arawa Marae are striving to make pa popular hubs for their communities.

Each Marae has given feedback on the use of Te Reo, whether rangatahi participate on the pa and about succession plans.

Their information is currently being looked at by Te Arawa Tangata, part of the charitable arm of the post settlement entity, representing the 30 marae.

Project manager Aneta Morgan said it hoped to identify how to help descendants to connect with their Marae.

She said it was about sharing information about what pa are doing well, and issues that come up, such as insurance.

Ms Morgan said it planned to deliver the findings to the people in April.