Christmas Day at the Marae 2019

Cambridge Community Marae

All are welcome at our annual Christmas Day community lunch at Cambridge Community Marae to be held on Christmas Day (Wednesday the 25th of December 2019).

Especially welcome are newcomers to Cambridge and those who may find themselves alone on Christmas Day – it’s heaps of fun.

A hangi, dessert and live entertainment are all part of the fun. Please register for our lunch below, by Wednesday the 18th of December 2019, so we know the numbers coming.

Our day will run from 11AM-3PM (approximately) and you are reminded not to bring presents and please remember Cambridge Community Marae has a no alcohol policy.

If you wish to join us for Christmas Day 2019 please fill in the form below and provide us with as much of the requested information, as possible, for catering purposes.

You can also contact Kiri on 027 329 4331 with any queries, or with any offers of help & assistance for the day.

Please RSVP by WEDNESDAY the 17TH of DECEMBER 2019

Koha – contributions are welcome.

On the day please enter through our Pope Terrace entrance (Gate 1).

Cambridge Community Marae, 3 Bracken Street, Leamington, Cambridge.
PO Box 480 Cambridge 3450, New Zealand

Waiata for Monday 16 Sept

Kia ora everyone!

Waiata for this week are:



Marae Waiata



Ka rawe to see everyone come to learn waiata, poi and tititorea (stick games). Here are the songs to learn this week. Email me at for the kupu/words.

  1. E Toru Nga Mea
  2. Aha Koa
  3. He Kakano
  4. Hei Aha Kei Taku Uma
  5. Hutia Te Rito
  6. Te Taonga O Taku Ngakau
  7. Tiro Tiro
  8. Te Iwi E

Here are the links to the two action songs we will be learning




Marae Waiata Poi Specialist Whāea Alison Hucke

What a surprise we got four weeks ago when Whāea Alison Hucke came to Marae Waiata with her double long poi. She then proceeded to demonstrate a skill she learned when she was 4 years old, while her father was helping to build the Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt. Whāea (Whāea means mother relationship, term of respect and endearment) Alison has been helping all of us learn the simple and finer aspects of poi. Ngā mihi ki a koe Whāea. So come along to learn and have some fun doing poi, tititorea (stick games), waiata and very soon kapahaka.

Marae Waiata is held every Tue 6pm to 7pm at the Cambridge Community Marae.

All ages welcome