The original Maori Hall was situated on Ward Street, Pukekohe and was opened in June 1959. The land was donated by the Department of Education and funded with the help of the local Rotary Club and the Maori Women’s Welfare League.
The communal hall was moved to it’s current site on Beatty Road and opened by Rt Hon Bill Birch in 1985.
The Marae now consist of the gate entrance (Tomokanga), meeting house (Wharenui), a dining hall (Wharekai) and a administration office that also serves as a part time free medical clinic (Whare-Oranga).
The Huakina Development Trust has opened a full time medical clinic at 15-17 Roulston Street, Pukekohe (beside St Johns Ambulance). Fees are waived for those under 18 and over 65 years old. $10 for everyone else.
The service hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm and after hours the phone is answered by a nurse. Their phone number is 09 238 0250.
More info here about the history of the Pukekohe Marae
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