About Us

Moteo Marae is one of the many hearts of our local Iwi or tribe Ngati Kahungunu. Our main purpose as a Marae is to provide a meeting place, open space for recreation, buildings and facilities to hire for the common use of our beneficiaries and local community.

We come together in the rural area of Puketapu located just outside of Napier, Hawkes Bay and are registered as a Charitable Trust under The Moteo B2G2 Reserve. The beneficiaries of the Marae are all descendants of Ngāti Kahungunu iwi from the following three hapū or subtribes.

Ngai Tāwhao   Ngāti Hinepare   Ngāti Maahu.

Click here to learn more about the history of our ancestors.

Manaaki 400 Club

This is our Moteo B2G2 Reserve Charitable Trust Manaaki 400 Club.

All of our members are valued whanau who invest into the maintenance, improvement and future of our Marae. Your whanau name will be proudly displayed in the foyer of the Marae and will be a part of the Trustees meetings and also included in the Marae AGM report. The whanau may be eligible for discounts relating to Marae hire also although this is subject to the trustees approval; for any inquiries relating to bookings please email (ENTER EMAIL ADDRESS)

Our goal is to sign up 400 whanau members who whakapapa to Moteo Marae for a regular commitment of investment no matter how much. Our aim is to ensure that the future generations of our Marae continue to care for the welfare of our Land and Iwi and have the means, knowledge and funds to do so. All reserve will be inserted into financing the maintenance and improvement of the Marae Buildings, grounds, urupa, gardens and equipment.

We have approximately 50 members or The Manaaki 400 Club and are currently in a place where the income the marae receives is not enough to maintain its every day running costs. We want to address this and we hope you do too.

Individual or family automatic payments can be set up at your bank or through internet banking using your name or your whanau name as the payee reference. Please contact our administrator Annette Purves at admin@moteomarae.nz to inform us of which whanau members are contributing also to be displayed in the marae.

Our commitment is to ensure that you and your whanau have a Marae to call home.

ASB BANK TARADALE           ACCOUNT NO:  12-3479-0026002-00               REFERENCE:  whanau name

‘Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi’

‘With your koha and my koha, together our marae and her descendants will thrive’.


Trustee & Chairman Peter Eden PO Box 7453 Taradale, Napier 4141 Cell 029 200 6532

Trustee & Administrator Annette Purves PO Box 7359 Taradale, Napier 4141 Cell 027 494 1947

Trustee Aaron Box Diaz Drive, Flaxmere, Hastings Cell 028 407 6942

Trustee & Te Taiwhenua Ahuriri Representative Ata Te Tomo 2a Hammond Road Taradale, Napier 4120 Cell 027 631 2777

Trustee & Cultural Liaison Leonora Puriri 490 Dartmoor Road Puketapu, Napier Cell 021 172 6563

Trustee Daniel Gray 55 Hatas Lane Waiohiki, Taradale, Napier 4183 Cell 027 758 1263

Assistant Booking Officer Elaine Puriri 178 Moteo Pa Road RD3 Napier 4183 Cell 027 452 215