Māori Maps is a gateway to the Māori world of marae. It aims to take descendants and visitors to the gateway of marae around Aotearoa/New Zealand; beyond that point, visitors can make their own interactions with the marae community.

Māori Maps assembles information about all the ancestral, tribal marae. It does not include marae that are non-tribal, belong to Urban Māori Authorities, adhere to educational and other institutions, or otherwise do not have a specific link to iwi, hapū or whānau. The Māori Maps project is managed by Te Potiki National Trust Limited.

Te Potiki National Trust explored the information for Māori Maps from public sources and contact with marae, with mapping and photos going only to the marae gateway unless permitted by the community concerned. Te Potiki is a not-for-profit trust that has the marae of Aotearoa/New Zealand as its beneficiaries, and will always respond to the wishes of individual marae.

Website Terms of Use and Access

In these terms, 'you' and 'your' refers to any person accessing this website, and 'we', 'our' and 'us' refers to Te Potiki National Trust Limited (76 Norfolk Street, Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand).

Use of and access to this website is subject to the following terms and conditions which you are deemed to accept by accessing this website:

Intellectual Property

Information on this site is copyright © 2011 Te Potiki National Trust Limited, 36 Norfolk Street, Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand.

Unless otherwise stated, or an author is acknowledged, Te Potiki National Trust Limited holds the copyright on all information, geographical positioning system (GPS) data and images available on this website.

Information may be reproduced for personal use without further permission, subject to the information being reproduced accurately and not being used in a misleading context. For any purpose other than personal use, written permission to reproduce information on this website must be obtained by contacting us. When information from this website is used in any context, acknowledgement must be made to www.mā and Te Potiki National Trust Limited.

Data collected by Te Potiki National for the GPS positioning of marae is the intellectual property of the Trust, held on behalf of the marae of Aotearoa and not to be reproduced, mined or otherwise accessed except with the express permission of the Trust. Infringers of this intellectual property right render themselves liable to prosecution.

Most images on this site are copyright © 2011, 2013 Te Potiki National Trust Limited. Additional imagery supplied by marae communities are copyright those communities. No images on this site may be copied or reproduced without obtaining written permission from Te Potiki National Trust Limited.

Use of the Māori Maps logo

The Māori Maps logo is © 2010 Te Potiki National Trust Limited. This logo must not be placed on an external website, or otherwise used by any external party, without our express approval.

Warranties and liability

While we are committed to the accuracy of information on the Māori Maps website, all information on this website is provided 'as is'. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including (without limitation) warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose.

We will not be liable for any damages, losses (including, without limitation loss of profits, business or data), costs or expenses of any kind, which arise out of, or result from, any use of, or inability to use, this website or any other website which is linked to this website.

Information on this website may change at any time. If you find any information on this website that you believe may be inaccurate, please let us know.

Links to external websites

Hypertext links from the Māori Maps website to other web locations are provided for your convenience and do not constitute any endorsement or authorization by us. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and we do not endorse or accept any liability for the content of those linked websites. Use of any information provided on any linked website is at your sole risk.


This website is governed by, and is to be interpreted in accordance with, New Zealand law. Any disputes relating to it will be resolved by the New Zealand courts.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we shall not be responsible for the compliance of this website or any information contained in it with the laws of any country other than New Zealand.

Contact us

Please contact info@mā if you have questions about any matters relating to the Māori Maps website or the following Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Policy, 'you' and 'your' refers to any person accessing www.mā and 'we', 'our' and 'us' refers to Te Potiki National Trust Limited (6 Norfolk Street, Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand).

We respect privacy rights under the Privacy Act 1993 and are required to comply with the privacy principles in respect of the collection of personal information from individuals. Our privacy policy is intended to provide you with information regarding our use of information collected from users of the Māori Maps website. We reserve the right to alter this privacy policy at any time. Any alterations will be posted on our website www.mā

Collection of Information

We do not collect personal information about you except when you voluntarily provide it. You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information. Whenever you voluntarily provide information through your access to or usage of this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

We may collect personal information on this website through areas where you give us feedback, or complete an email form. Some of the information you provide may be personal information, such as your name, email address, phone number or other details. Any information that you provide is voluntarily submitted by you to us. While you do not have to provide this information, a failure to do so may mean that we are unable to contact you or provide you information from the Māori Maps project.

Visitor tracking / Cookies

We may also collect information about you through the use of cookies. This website has been designed to automatically issue a 'cookie' to visitors. A cookie is a small data file that a website sends to an online visitor's hard drive while they are viewing the website. A visitor's cookie details are subsequently logged alongside visitor navigation throughout the website.

Cookies do not personally identify users of our website. Cookies allow us to gather the following information: the date, time, duration and frequency of your visits and the pages you access on this website. We use this information to analyse overall visitor activities on our website.

If you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or if you wish to turn off all cookies, use the options on your browser to assist you. Please note that turning cookies off may limit some functions of the website.

Use and disclosure of your information

We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected or as otherwise permitted by law.

We may use and disclose your personal information to improve the content of the website, to customize the website to your preferences, to provide you with information or contact you regarding the Māori Maps project, or any other purpose we specifically state on the website or as otherwise permitted by law.

We may also disclose your personal information to those of our related companies and affiliates that agree to treat it substantially in accordance with this privacy policy.

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not we hold any personal information about you. We will only hold your personal information for as long as we require it for the purposes in connection with which the information was used.

Access and correction

We will take reasonable steps to keep any personal information that we hold about you accurate and up to date. You may access and request correction of this personal information. To access, or request correction of or change to, your personal information you can contact us by emailing

Storage and security

When personal information is collected, we take reasonable steps to keep that information secure and to protect that information from misuse, loss, and unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Please note however that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, to the extent permitted by law, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee that your personal information is protected against misuse, loss or alterations and do not accept any liability for personal information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of personal information. You acknowledge that any information that you transmit to us over the Internet is provided at your own risk.