Wellington campus marae nearing completion

New marae buildings on the Wellington campus

Compliance certificates have been issued for new marae buildings at the Wellington campus.

The Wellington campus marae project has passed a major milestone, with code of compliance certificates now issued for the wharenui and wharekai buildings.

The project co-ordinator, principal adviser Māori Takuta Ferris, says the code of compliance signoff is a major step towards completion of the project. The next phase involves the installation of large interior artworks and external landscaping that will integrate the marae into the heart of the campus at Pukeahu (Mt Cook).

Mr Ferris congratulated programme manager Dean Harris from National Facilities and his team for their work over the past six months to resolve the design and build issues that have delayed the project. “They’ve done a great job to get us to this sign-off way point and with art installation under way we’re now heading towards completion.”

Discussions with three iwi organisations that represent the mana whenua of the campus are occurring in relation to the marae opening. Mr Ferris says the representatives are keen to support the project and happy to be working as a collective to contribute to this kaupapa.

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