Welcome to Haratu

Haratu is the Whare of the Kororareka Marae Society, an incorporated charitable society with a goal to operate a mult-tribal marae in the historic township of Russell. Formerly the home of the Department of Conservation, the building provides a Maori cultural presence for the community.

Entrance to Haratu

A range of Maori art and craft is available

Opened on 11th December 2009, the premises offer:

  • retail presence, featuring Maori arts and craft
  • venue hire for small groups and conferences
  • a venue for educational purposes focusing on tikanga Maori
  • administration facilities for the Kororareka Marae
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