The Kumara Vine

The Kumara Vine is filled with all types of news and updates for Ripia Marae.

Feel free to keep up-to-date on what’s happening along The Kumara Vine at Ripia Marae…


Kia ora tatou, Below is a list of employment opportunities across United Civil’s organisation, these are not specific to the construction of the water storage however the jobs in black are likely to be the roles procured.  United panui MSD weekly and asked if we would like to be on the circulation list, I agreed… Read more “Panini-Ā-Hapū”

Whakamoemiti | Karakia

Kia ora tātou e te whānau me hapū, ngā mihi mahana kia tātou katoa! SGM TRUSTEE ELECTION – NAU MAI, HAERE MAI Ripia Marae met on Sunday 28th March 2021 for their Special General Meeting to elect a new Trustee. Ripia Marae congratulates and welcomes the ngakau of Allie Ripia who was voted on as… Read more “Whakamoemiti | Karakia”

earlier marae news updates…

Kāranga mai, nau mai, haere mai…

Kaikaranga & Whaikorero Wananga 19-21 Maehe 2021 At Waikaretu Marae All registrations and queries to the following email address- Ramere 19 -Powhiri @6pmRatapu 21- Poroporoaki @9am NAU MAI HAERE MAI


ripia marae registration form Kia Ora Tatou, Ripia Marae Whānau Annual Subscriptions are due and we thought we’d send out a gentle reminder. If you are subscribing to Ripia Marae, please remember that for your $120 per annum, you get benefits – because everyone loves benefits right? Discounted Whānau Hireage Rate (capped at 3 days)… Read more “RIPIA MARAE PANUI-Ā-HAPŪ”


On the 22nd February, 2021, the Kaipara Moana Remediation Joint Committee (KMRJC) was to meet at Ripia Marae, however it was decided by the Whanau Working Committee that given the current state of COVID-19 locking Tamaki Makaurau down to cancel holding the meeting and booking for safety and to keep our people’s health & well-being a main priority.

Motu Wheteke blessing marks reopening of quarry for Pouto Road sealing project

Earlier this month Rīpia Marae representatives blessed the site of Motu Wheteke, ahead of physical works starting at the quarry. Kaipara District Council contractors are preparing to reopen the site, primarily for the Provincial Development Unit-supported Pouto Road sealing project. Also known as Greenhill, Motu Wheteke is located on the east side of Pouto Road,… Read more “Motu Wheteke blessing marks reopening of quarry for Pouto Road sealing project”

Greenhill Blessing

PANUI-Ā-HAPŪ Kia Ora Tātou, Greenhill will be having working done to it commencing Thursday, 21st Jan 2020. A powhiri for will be at Ripia Marae at 10:30am followed by morning tea for those contractors working on the site. This is also a neat opportunity to network and build relationships among those who will be working… Read more “Greenhill Blessing”

Rautaki Marae Tu Rangatira – Marae Development Plan

We are now finally able to launch the plan to the rest of the whānau nationally and worldwide for you all to look through and find ways you can contribute towards Oranga Marae – Marae Revitalisation.


We’re after your chinese food containers, and if you have any you’d like to get rid of, please… let us know and we’d gladly take these off your hands…

Tōku Tūrangawaewae
The Rīpia Marae Podcast

Tōku Tūrangawaewae – The Rīpia Marae series is a collection of stories, whakapapa and history from whānau recollecting their memories about Rīpia Marae and their place they call home…

Toku Turangawaewae – Ripia Marae Series [Trailor] Toku Turangawaewae

Ko Tokatoka te Maunga Ko Wairoa te Awa Ko Māmari te Waka Ko Ngati Whātua te Iwi Ko te Uri-ō-Hau te Hapu Ko Te Orikena te Wharenui Ko Ngā Anahera te Wharekai Ko Ripia te Marae. Hono and connection for us as a people is important to understand your place of belonging, how you got there and what we have that makes us who we are – a connection to people, land and culture. Welcome to “Tōku Tūrangawaewae” – the Ripia Marae series of whānau history, stories of whakapapa, connection and belonging. "Koinei to tātou kāinga, to tātou Tūrangawaewae…" Nau mai, whakarongo mai.