marks site of 20 new homes
Twenty new homes for whānau are to be built at Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka – the first stage of a proposed $28 million redevelopment.
The new homes are to be constructed as part of a $12.3m papakāinga development, in a partnership between the marae and Te Puni Kōkiri – Ministry of Māori Development.
It is the largest papakāinga project Te Puni Kōkiri has supported, with the Government investing nearly $10m.
A mauri stone laid on the grounds of the marae at dawn on Monday marks the location of the planned homes.