Venue and Accommodation


Kāwhia moana
Kāwhia kai
Kāwhia tangata.

Kāwhia the waters
Kāwhia the sustenance
Kāwhia the people.

Kawhia is of great significance as it is the final landing place of the ancestral waka Tainui.

The Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 will be hosted in Kawhia. The event will be held at Maketu Marae. Maketu Marae at Kawhia is recognised as the hearth and most important settlement of the Tainui people.

Accommodation will be available at Maketu Marae on a first in first served basis.

Maketu Marae

The powhiri for the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 will take place on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at Maketu Marae located in Kawhia. You may also choose to stay onsite at the Maketu Marae, but in quick, spaces are limited.