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The Ngaitakoto people are concentrated around Waipapakauri, Waimonone and Awanui. See the section on Marae under directories above. The marae at Waimonone is called 'Wikitoria'. The next closest one on the Taipa Road is Marimaru. There are two marae on the Paparore Road.
From Kaitaia heading north after 7kms you pass Awanui township crossroads. Turn right to the direction Taipa for Marimaru. Or keep heading north as straight ahead after a couple of kms on the right is Waimonone Lane. You will see the Maori Party flag flying first outside the Hawawira household. Then on the other side of the lane is the Waimonone Marae. Approximately 4kms on is the Waipapakauri bend right (drive slowly). Approximately 3 kms further north on the right is the Paparore Road turn off, (there has been recent roadworks to change the entry). Shortly after there is a marae on the right side (I have forgotten the name). If you continue slowly down the unsealed road for approximately 3 - 4 kms it turns a sweeping left. You will see a building on the left and a little further on there is a right hand turn off follow this down and you will see the second Paparore Marae. At this Marae I met the two Hemi elders. There is an 11am meeting here every Sunday for the Ratana Church with food afterwards (welcome to bring a plate). Back on the main road furth north is the right hand turn off for Kaimaumau Township. Kaimaumau does not have a Marae and uses either Paparore, Waimonone or Marimaru Marae for weddings, funerals, meetings etc.
Edited by - Nga Hau e Wha on Sep 01 2006 04:26:38 AM