Waiouru Military Camp - Waiouru Rongomaraeroa-o-ngā-hau-e-whā Army National Marae
Providing a place for army personnel to connect spiritually and join together as one entity, Ngāti Tūmatauenga.
|Hours||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday|
|Phone||06 387 5599 extn 7185|
|Location||Camp Road - next to the Waiouru Sports Complex|
Bookings - For all marae bookings email the marae manager
Ngāti Tūmatauenga is the official Māori name of the New Zealand Army. Tūmatauenga is the Māori god of war and Ngāti translates to Tribe.
The name Ngāti Tūmatauenga was afforded to the NZ Army by Sir Charles Bennett, DSO the last Commanding Officer of the 28 Māori Battalion. He also officially opened the NZ Army National Marae on 21 October 1995.
The New Zealand Army's Ngāti Tūmatauenga culture blends the customs and traditions of both our major cultures, European and Māori, to create something that is not only unique but is relevant to the Way of the Warrior culture and the demands of future years.
NZ Army Pepeha
Ko Hautapu te awa
Ko Rongomaraeroa o ngā hau e whā te Marae
Ko te Whare tu taua a
Tūmatauenga te wharenui
Tihei mauri ora!
Ruapehu is the mountain
Rongomaraeroa-o-ngā-hau-e-whā - NZ Army national marae
Rongomaraeroa o ngā hau e whā is the official Māori name for the New Zealand Army National Marae in Waiouru, which sits in the Rohe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Rangi and Mōkai Pātea. Waiouru is considered as the home of the New Zealand Soldier - Te papa kāinga o ngā hoia o Ngāti Tūmatauenga.
Our Marae provides an environment for learning our unique history, Kawa and Tikanga (customs and traditions). Our Marae staff teach cultural practises based on Ngāti Tūmatauenga, including our relationship with local Iwi, sacred areas within the vast training area, Performing Arts, Mau Taiaha, Kai Karanga and Te Reo Māori Wānanga. Pāeke is the Kawa used for Whaikōrero when conducting Powhiri on this Marae.
Our Marae is a place where we can connect spiritually and join together as one entity, Ngāti Tūmatauenga.
NZ Army Haka
Tu Taua A Tumatauenga - NZ Army Haka
Kia rite, Kia rite, Kia mau!
Torona kei waho!
Kei waho !!!
Ki ngā ope tū taua a Tūmatauenga e…!!!
Iāhāhā – Whooooooooooo………
Hāhā! Ko mātou a koutou mōrehurehu
e whai ake nei.
I tae koutou ki te mura o te ahi.
He kōhatuhatu, Reporepo, kirikiri e
Tomo taua e, iāhāhā!
Maumahara tonu tātou, ki a rātou ee.. aue hi!