Tangihanga & unveilings
Tangihanga & unveiling
Find out about having tangihanga, unveilings and kawe mate at Otamatea.
- Visit our customs & protocols page to learn about the kawa at Otamatea.
- Visit our glossary page for an explanation of some of the terms used.
Please contact either Whaea Hazel (09 4318 566) Kim Phillips (09 4318 521) as soon as possible if you wish to bring your loved one back to Otamatea.
Booking charges do not apply to tangihanga but a koha is appreciated to help cover running costs such as power, gas, water, laundry, telephone and basic supplies.
As the marae needs to be prepared to welcome your loved one please consider sending some whānau ahead to help prepare the wharenui and wharekai. You will also need to prepare refreshments and the first meal for those who accompany your loved one onto the marae and stay the first night.
Hura kōhatu (unveiling)
As these are planned events, standard booking charges will apply.
You will need to arrange your own unveiling cloth.
You must arrange your own minister. In the local community there are ministers representing the following religions:
Kawe mate are very rarely held as an individual hui but are brought in with tangihanga or another whānau hui such as an unveiling.
You should let the kaikaranga or the taumata kaumātua know before start of the pōwhiri.