New Zealand
42° 18' 32.6016" S, 173° 45' 4.95" E



Mangamaunu marae is north of Kaikōura township on the coast south of Mangamaunu itself. The primary hapu for this marae are Ngati Hinekura, Ngati Moruka of Ngāi Tahu. 

The marae was gifted by the elders of Kaikōura for a church reserve in 1890, and the St. Francis Church was subsequently opened there. The wharenui, Hohepa, was opened in 1915; it was named after a Māori acolyte (Hohepa) who brought Catholicism to the Kaikōura Māori. The Mangamaunu area is extremely significant to Ngāti Kuri. It was once known as Kaiwhare, or 'food bowl', because of its bountiful supply of kai from both the land and the sea.

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