Tapu Te Ranga Marae Documentary Screening and Q&A

Island Bay Community Centre

137 The Parade, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand

POSTPONED - New date to be advised


Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Wellington, the world's largest and tallest wooden building in New Zealand made of recycled materials was devastated by a blaze in June 2019.

The documentary gives us the rich history of the Marae and introduces us to Kaumatua Bruce Stewart in the last years of his life. Through him and the voices of his family, we learn about ‘living Māori’ in an extraordinary Marae, built by a community of gang members, wayward youth, volunteers and the larger family who shared in Bruce’s vision.

At this event you will hear first hand about life on the Marae and what is planned for the future of this amazing space. This is a great opportunity for anyone to learn more about Tapu te Ranga Marae and its important place in Island Bay’s past, present and future. Please be aware that the film includes some scenes depicting the fire and some which are quite emotional.

All Welcome! Please email us at or phone (04) 383 7464 to register a spot as spaces are limited. Our first session sold out so get in quick!

This event is hosted by your friendly Community Co-ordinators of the Island Bay Community Centre - Rose Dohig and Bronwyn Haines.

Please note: a Covid Vaccine Pass is required for entry into Island Bay Community Centre.  The building is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible bathroom. Please let us know if we can assist with accessibility needs.