Karetao-puoroKaretao-puoro | Musical figures

Tamariki mā, come see three karetao-puoro – instruments that are figures too.

Watch a video that tells the story of Ranginui the sky father, Papatūānuku the sky mother, and their whānau through karetao-puoro.

When | Āhea

Wed 5 Jun – mid 2026

Where | Ki hea

Te Huka a Tai Discovery Centre, Mana Whenua, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free

Ages | TE REANGA

Up to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Allow | ME WHAKARITE

40 minutes (including video story)

Accessibility | E wātea ana ki

Wheelchair accessible

He atua puoro

He karetao hoki ēnei taonga puoro. I hangā ngā taonga pēnei e ngā tūpuna.

Tāwhirimātea

Ko Tāwhirimātea ia te atua o ngā hau. Ko tana taonga whakatangi he pūrerehua e puta ake ai tōna tangi rorohū riri!

Tāwhirimātea, karetao-puoro, 2009–10, he mea hanga nā James Webster (Tainui, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto, me Te Arawa), kauri, pounamu, huruhuru kārearea me te rakiraki, anga pāua, ngaiaku. He mea hoko i te tau 2017. Te Papa (ME024214)

Hineraukatauri

Ko Hine Raukatauri ia te atua o ngā reo rehu. Ko tana taonga whakatangi he pūtōrino e puta ake ai tōna tangi hotuhotu.

Hineraukatauri, karetao-puoro, 2016, he mea hanga nā James Webster (Tainui, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto, me Te Arawa), kōiwi tohorā, tōtara, mataī, weu tipu, ngaiaku. He mea hoko i te tau 2016. Te Papa (ME024183)

Tangaroa

Tūtakina a Tangaroa rāua ko Hinemoana, ngā atua o te moana me ngā taonga puoro anga katoa. Kei tētahi taha a Tangaroa, kei tērā atu ko Hinemoana. He taonga puoro pūtaratara anō

Kia pupuhi tētahi kaiwhakatangi ki roto i te anga pūpakapaka, ka rangona ai te tānga manawa o te moana.

Tangaroa, karetao-puoro, 2009–10, he mea hanga nā James Webster (Tainui, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto, me Te Arawa), tātara, mataī, weu pīngao, anga pāua, huruhuru toroa, ētahi atu huruhuru, ngaiaku. He mea hoko i te tau 2017. Te Papa (ME024209)

Tokotū | Rise Up

I roto i te pō, ka waiatahia mai te ao tūroa e ngā atua …

Mātakina te pūrākau mō Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku me te whānau atua. Ka tauwehe a Tāne i ōna mātua, ka puta marara atu ngā atua ki te whei ao ki te ao mārama – ā, he tini orooro ka tangihia. (36 meneti)

As the creator of these taonga I have enjoyed exploring what has become a reciprocal relationship with them as taonga tuku iho, as tūpuna, as atua. Through the intrinsic characteristics of the materials they are made from, through singing them into life with karakia, with chants, and with sound has imbued in them a mauri uniquely their own and separate to that which the pūkaretao activates.

– James Webster

 

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