Our Whare Tīpuna (Ancestral House) is named Karaweko after a young man who was captured at the sacking of Ōnawe Pā and later returned to Ōnuku to lead our people. The Whare Tīpuna was opened on 5 February 1997. It has a seating capacity of 100 people, and can also sleep up to 50.

Amīria Puhirere
Our Whare Kai (Dining Room) is named Amīria Puhirere after a great and inspirational Tāua (elder) from Ōnuku who was also Karaweko’s Daughter. The Whare Kai was officially opened in 1990, and is made up of a dining room, which has a capacity of up to 120 standing and 60-70 seated, a commercial kitchen with outdoor preparation area, and male and female ablution blocks.

Ōnuku Marae will supply the following:
Cutlery/crockery, cooking facilities, basic cooking and cleaning equipment, mattresses and pillows, toilet paper.

The Marae facilities are for hire to groups who wish to cater for themselves.