Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta will this Friday unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the official opening of new Kōkōhīnau Marae papakāinga homes for whānau displaced by the 2017 Edgecumbe floods.
- The opening will be between 10am and 3pm at Kōkōhīnau Marae, five kilometres south of Edgecumbe, at 331 Te Teko Rd, Te Teko. Speeches start at 11.30am with the minister due to speak and unveil the commemorative plaque from 12.30pm.
- The five two-bedroom homes that have been built will be used as emergency accommodation for whānau in need.
- Kōkōhīnau marae has partnered with Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, with strong local and regional council support, to build the homes.