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Tuahiwi Marae, Christchurch

Modern Solutions for Traditional Values

Located in a small rural village between Rangiora and Kaiapoi in Canterbury, Tuahiwi Marae has long provided a focus for Ngai Tuahuriri, the local community and Ngai Tahu as a whole. Recently rebuilt, the Marae is positioned to enjoy all-day-sun through the glass frontage, with the entrance offering a commanding aspect over the grounds. 

 

A contemporary looking hall in the shape of a traditional Maori meeting house, the new Marae has been designed by Huia Reriti of Map Architects to include modern materials, new furnishings and state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. As part of the $3.2 million development, SKOPE worked with the architect and Marae to provide commercial refrigeration to cater for large numbers. With capacity to cater for up to 500 people, commercial refrigeration solutions were imperative in order to maintain health and safety standards.

Servery Area Featuring SKOPE Centaur Food Storage Fridge
Servery Area Featuring SKOPE Centaur Food Storage Fridge

SKOPE products include a Centaur two door upright freezer and four Centaur one door upright chillers. The Centaur range was selected due to its heavy-duty construction, which is ideally suited to a busy Marae kitchen.

SKOPE Centaur Refrigeration Solutions Back of House
SKOPE Centaur Refrigeration Solutions Back of House

Tuahiwi Marae has been cleverly designed in a contemporary manner to include traditional Marae features and colours, including a black roof, white walls and a trim of red. The simple gable roof form is reminiscent of a traditional whare. Without the tapu restrictions of a traditional Marae, it is expected Tuahiwi Marae will be a popular venue for community gatherings, weddings, sporting fixtures, church services, celebrations and tangis.

Traditional 'Wharenui' Meeting House
Traditional 'Wharenui' Meeting House

“Irinox ensures croissants, and other products, hold their temperature and shape before they are shock frozen.”

Dominique Colombie- Owner, Paneton Bakery

“We chose SKOPE fridges as they are a great brand that stands up to high-end cooking.”

Rob Cockerill- Chef de Cuisine, Bennelong Sydney Opera House

“In the bar, we had SKOPE design fridges with glass fronts and soft lighting to showcase the variety of wines on offer. The resulting colour from the illuminated bottles contributes to the warmth and character of the bar.”

Damian Heads- Executive Chef, Steel Bar and Grill

“I’ll always stick with SKOPE because it does what’s expected and it doesn’t break down.”

Radeeshan Munasinghe- Owner, The Happening Bar and Kitchen

“We emphasise fresh produce in our menus, so having SKOPE chillers we can rely on is essential to the quality of our food.”

Bundit Kijpalakorn- Owner, Spice Paragon

“The Irinox Bakery Day System has completely changed the taste of our products, it has changed the taste of the butter content, as it no longer has a chance to oxidise.”

Dominique Colombie- Owner, Paneton Bakery
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