Haratu, located on The Strand, Kororareka Russell

Haratu – Maori Art Gallery and Retail Shop
(Open Mondays through Saturdays, 10-4)

  • Showcasing local artists, carvers and weavers.
  • Supporting local product and Maori enterprise

Haratu is administered by the Kororareka Marae Society a charitable organisation committed to supporting local Maori wellbeing.

To learn more about Kororareka Russell’s history from a Maori context and pre-European history, then join us on our Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours, which are run daily at 2.00 pm.

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 from Haratu

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