Naumai marae is located in Ruawai. It belongs to the iwi of Te Uri o Hau within the confederation of Ngati Whatua. This Ngāti Whātua cluster of tribes trace their descent from the waka named Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi. The wharenui is named Ngā Uri o te Kotahitanga, the wharekai is Miriana and the urupa is Kāpehu. Naumai marae connects to the maunga Tokatoka and to the Wairoa River, which flows into the Kaipara Harbour.