Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst's social media comments
Insurance assessors are yet to assess whether Tangoio Marae will be demolished.
Descendants of Tangoio Marae gathered for prayers and a traditional ceremony on Thursday to retrieve taonga (treasures) in their wharenui (meeting house) Te Pūnanga o Te Wao.
The taonga uplifted included traditional carvings and photos of loved ones.
A spokesperson for the marae told Newshub that disinformation spreading on social media about the demolition of the marae has caused an outcry for many of the descendants of the hapū and wider iwi of Ngāti Kahungunu.
Link to video and article: Uncertain future for Tangoio Marae following chairman Hōri Reti-Kaukau, Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst's social media comments | Newshub