The Griffiths and Associates team were commissioned by the Ngatiwai Trust Board, after successful completion of their Bland Bay Campground Development, to assist in the preparation of Te Puni Kōkiri funding application documentation.
The funding application was successful and in 2014 the Mokau Marae Rebuild Committee was established and the Griffiths Team commenced the design, building consent and budgeting for the rebuild project. The project scope included the replacement of the Wharenui and Wharepaku which were tragically destroyed in a fire. It also included documents required to complete the Wharenui which had only been partially constructed.
With a design, building consent, contractor, budget and timeline in put place by ‘Griffiths’ the Mokau Marae Rebuild Committee again submitted funding applications to Foundation North and then later the Department of Internal Affairs for the cost of construction for stage 1 of the project.
Both of the above funding applications were successful in receiving the full six figure amount applied for and we are now currently constructing Stage 1 of the project which is the Wharepaku. Stage 2 will see the completion of the Wharekai and Stage 3 the Wharenui.
This is the second Marae project for Ngatiwai that we have assisted with staged funding applications, all of which have been successful, and we are proud of our involvement and cherish our ongoing relationship with the Iwi.