Story: Marae management – te whakahaere marae

Paying tax on koha, 1991

This 1991 report in Māori language by the current affairs television programme Te Karere deals with the issue of whether money received by marae in the form of koha (a traditional donation by users of the marae) is taxable. In 1991 the government proposed to tax some forms of koha. In this news clip Hone Turei (Ngāi Tūhoe) and Haki Wihongi (Ngāpuhi,Te Arawa, Tainui) explain their objections to this proposal. In 2013 no traditional forms of koha to marae were taxable, although other forms of income (such as a commercial fee charged for the use of the marae facilities) could be taxed in some circumstances.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Marae management – te whakahaere marae - Marae community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/39540/paying-tax-on-koha-1991 (accessed 14 July 2020)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 5 Sep 2013