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Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna
Explore the land, people, and stories of Rongowhakaata, an iwi
iwitribeMāori | Noun whose unique art reflects their innate creativity, rich history, and innovative spirit.
Rongowhakaata and Te Papa have worked together to create Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow. In this dramatic exhibition, discover awe-inspiring taonga
taongatreasuresMāori | Noun, innovative contemporary art, and powerful stories of survival and tenacity.
Get to know this small, but enduring iwi from the East Coast of the North Island, whose leaders and creativity have made a big impact across Aotearoa New Zealand. See their renowned whare whakairo
whare whakairocarved meeting houseMāori | Noun Te Hau ki Tūranga in a new light – a high point of Rongowhakaata creative expression.
Explore the places important to Rongowhakaata identity and encounter leaders who sent ripples across our country’s history: master carver Raharuhi Rukupō, prophet, nationalist leader and prolific artist and composer Te Kooti, and war recruitment and social campaigner Hēni Materoa to name a few.
Rongowhakaata carvers are celebrated for their contrast of light and shadow – discover some of their most valued taonga, spanning centuries. Explore numerous contemporary art works, and learn about distinctive Rongowhakaata weaving, literary experts, and performing artists.
Kia tū rangatira ai a Rongowhakaata
For Rongowhakaata to stand with dignity
Nau mai, haere mai! Print out this trail to explore the world of Rongowhakaata iwi with you tamariki (kids).
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