Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions

You are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the Marae premises and all equipment used during your stay.  A list of tasks to be carried out before you vacate the Marae will be provided.

Alcohol and drugs

Drugs are not permitted anywhere on Marae premises.

Alcohol is only allowed on Marae premises with the prior written permission of the Chair, Otamatea Management Committee.


You can provide your own food or we can cater for your group at additional cost. If you require catering, please indicate this on the booking form.


Otamatea Marae maintains an inventory of its stock and equipment.  Missing or broken items will be charged to the hirer.

Healthy and safety

If you identify any hazards, please write it in the Hazards Register.

  • First aid kits can be found in the kitchen along with the Hazards Register.
  • Fire extinguishers are located in the wharenui and wharekai.
  • An emergency contact list can be found on the kitchen wall by the telephone.
  • The emergency evacuation point is the waharoa (or tomokanga)

Linen and bedding

We provide mattresses, pillows and linen.  You need to provide your own blankets or other bedding items.

Hire charges include laundering of linen and tea towels.  Please note the washing machine is not to be used for personal washing.

Mattresses should be stacked on their sides and put back in the same place they were found.  Pillows should be laid singly on top of the stacked mattresses.


There is ample parking in front of the Marae or in the adjacent car park.  Please do not park in the driveway to the right of the wharaekai. Parking on the Marae atea is strictly prohibited.


All rubbish bags must be sealed sufficiently prior to placing in the large skip at the side rear of the complex.  The skip bin will not be collected by our suppliers if the lid cannot be properly closed.


As rubbish removal is expensive  we would appreciate it if you can take away with you any recyclable items such as tin cans, cream and milk bottles and all glass bottles.


Smoking is only permitted in the car park or around the back of the buildings.  You must use the ash cans provided.

Supervision of children

Otamatea Marae is located by the water which can be hazardous to children.  When hiring Otamatea Marae facilities, you accept full responsibility for ensuring their safety at all times.