Pōtahi Marae is situated at 2 Pōtahi Road in Te Kao which is 1 hour north of Kaitaia and approximately 5 hours north of Auckland.
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Rosie Conrad (Treasurer) 09 409 8006
Marae Hire Rates
S300Applies to daily rate
Immediately payable upon confirmation of hire and receipt of signed hire agreement, when the period exceeds six (6) hours.
Hire commences the First Day the Marae is booked and ends when the keys are returned to Te Kao Local Store
$30Up to 6 hours
not exceeding 6 hours
i.e. 4 hours = $120, 7 hours = daily rate $300
Birthday Celebrations 80+
Free – only the day of the celebration
Chiller Hire – $50 per day
Conditions of Hire
The Marae Hire in this document is the entire Marae Complex & it’s surrounding grounds
Sub-leasing of our premises is prohibited
Permission to erect Marquees, Tents, Campervans and the like on Marae grounds must be granted by the Marae Trustees prior to hire
Once the booking is received a bond of $300.00 must be received within 10 working days. Failure of payment will void the booking leaving the Marae free to be hired by other whanau/organisations/kura
The signed Conditions of Hire must be received by the secretary prior to the bond being deposited
The bond will be returned if all conditions of hire are satisfied and a final inspection is completed by a Marae Trustee or a person appointed by the Marae Trustees – the bond will be retained by the Marae Trustees to pay for any breakages, insufficient cleaning which will be rectified by a cleaner, missing equipment
Cancellation of bookings less than twenty-one (21) days notice will forfeit the bond.
The hire will start on the first day the Marae is booked and will terminate on the final day of hire. Marae keys must be returned to Te Kao Local Store on the final day of hire or handed to a Marae Executive Committee member
Full payment will be made to the Marae Treasurer (or a member of the executive committee) no later than one week prior to commencement of hire. The only exception is a tangi when final payment must be received on the day of the tangi/nehu
The chiller can be made available for two days prior to the commencement hire at a rate of $50.00 per day, only if Marae is not hired already
The Hirer is advised to inspect facilities prior to hire, including Chillers & Cooking equipment. Assistance will be made available to familiarise the Hirer with the operation of all facilities, if required
The Hirer must not open any account with any party using Potahi Marae or Te Kao Marae
Approval for use of the Marae Accounts must sort prior to hire, these accounts are available for tangihanga only
Smoking inside the Marae buildings is strictly prohibited
Our Marae is now smoke free. Please unsure you smoke in the designated areas
The collection of any cigarettes butts around the Marae must be removed upon completion of hire
Any persons found to be taking any illegal Drugs on the entire Marae Complex will be reported to the Police and banned from the Marae for a period agreed to by the Trustees.
Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the marae grounds without pre-approval from marae trustees. Special conditions apply: Alcohol Conditions
Marae Property / House-keeping
The Marae must be kept clean at all times
The Water & Electricity usage must always be kept at a minimum. If the hirer is found to be negligent with the use of water and electricity the Marae Trustees reserve the right to enforce an additional cost to the hireage
All outdoor lights must be switched off during the day
The Hirer must ensure the Toilets & Showers are cleaned DAILY during the period of the hire
The Hirer will have use of the washing machine & clothes dryer for Marae tea towels & aprons only. No clothing will be washed or dried in the Marae washing machine or dryer. All kitchen tea towels, aprons and personal clothing must be hung on the clothes line provided. No personal clothing will be hung or left on the fences surrounding the Marae, inside the toilets or the showers.
The removal of all Marae property, including crockery, cutlery, utensils, bowls or pots (other than for cleaning purposes) is strictly prohibited
All breakage, damage, malfunction or loss of equipment must be reported immediately
All breakage, damage, malfunction or loss will be investigated and if the Hirer is found responsible or negligent, all repair and or replacement costs will be borne by the Hirer
The Hirer must ensure proper security and supervision is in place during the full term of hire
It will be the responsibility of the Hirer to collect & remove all rubbish from the entire Marae complex upon completion of Hire at their own cost
The use of the Chillers should be limited. The Marae provides a freezer and refrigerator if goods are minimal. Caution: the temperature of the Chillers should be below 0ºC when in operation. You must contact a Trustee if temperatures are above this reading
When the chillers are in operation, they are to be kept closed at all times
Foods must be separated i.e. Fish, Meats, and Shellfish to the right chiller and prepared and cooked foods to the left chiller
Chillers must be mopped and wiped down with detergent and hot water upon completion of hire. Do not hose to clean
The use of the Dishwasher should be limited. It takes up to a half hour to heat the dishwasher. Please do not switch on if dishes are minimal. Please ask a trustee if you are unfamiliar with its operation. Caution: when the dishwasher is in operation the water is scalding hot. Do not put hands inside the dishwasher when opened
Ensure all dishes are clear at the side of the baskets before closing
Please refrain from placing plastic bowls or other plastic articles inside the dishwasher
You must empty the dishwasher prior to attempting to clean the inside. Ensure that the dishwasher is switched OFF prior to removing any of its internal baskets. Appropriate rinsing detergents are available under the dishwasher bench for final cleaning
The use of the Combi Oven is prohibited to those not familiar with its operation. You must ask a Trustee for operational assistance
The use of the Combi should be limited. It takes up to a half hour to fill and pre-heat. The Marae provides a Stove and gas hot plates if the cooking is minimal
Keep clear of door when opening during cooking
Appropriate stainless steel trays are available for use in the Combi. Do not place pots, pans or crockery inside the Combi whilst cooking
Appropriate detergents are available for the final self-cleaning rinse
Linen / Kitchen Towels
All Bedding Linen/Table Cloths must be professionally CLEANED and PRESSED at the Hirer’s cost & returned no later than 5 days after completion of hire by the hirer.
All Kitchen Tea Towels & Aprons must be washed, folded & returned on completion of hire. Tea towels must NOT be left in the washing machine or hanging on the clothesline.
Personal Injury / Loss or Damage
The Marae Trustees are not responsible for any injury to any person or persons on the Marae.
The Marae Trustees are not responsible for any loss or damage to any personal property on the Marae.