Carvers in the Courtyard | He Marae Toki Whakairo

See carvers from Ngāti Toa Rangatira iwi create taonga including a pou, or carved post, and talk to them about their work.

  • When Sat 25 Feb 2017, 10:00am–4:30pm
  • Where
    Amphitheatre, Level 1
  • Cost Free event

Te ringa rehe, te ringa whakairo, he ringa kaha | Through our arts we express our language, culture, and history

Over two days, Ngāti Toa Rangatira carvers demonstrate their skills. Their biggest piece is a pou whakairo (carved pole) three metres high. It will be given to Te Papa as a symbol of the local iwi’siwi’s tribe’s enduring relationship with the museum. It will also mark the end of Ngāti Toa’s exhibition Whiti Te Rā!, and their time as iwi in residence at Te Papa.

The pou will stand on the marae āteaātea forecourt of Te Marae, Level 4, when it is finished.

Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Explore the successes, dramatic setbacks, and extraordinary resurgence of Ngāti Toa Rangatira – the local iwiiwi tribe in the Wellington region and the top of the South Island. Exhibition closes Friday 17 March 2017.

Carving demonstration, Te Hau o Matariki, 2016. Photograph by Jo Moore. Te Papa

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Carving demonstration, Te Hau o Matariki, 2016. Photograph by Jo Moore. Te Papa

Mātakitakihia ngā toki whakairo o Ngāti Toa Rangatira, he pou whakarae te whakangao atu, ka rere te taonga, ka rere te kōrero.

Kei ngā rā e rua, ka whakaaturia ngā pūkenga o ngā toki whakairo o Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Ko tōna pou whakarae ka tāpaea atu hei tohu tātai rangi mau tonu ki Te Papa, hei tohu hoki i te katinga o Whiti te Rā!.

Ka oti ana te whakairo ka poua iho ki te marae ātea o Te Marae, Papa 4.

Whiti Te Rā! Ngā kōrero tuku iho o Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Tirotiro kau atu ngā au piki ngā au heke, me te aranga ake anō o Ngāti Toa Rangatira, iwi kāinga o Te Whanganui-a-Tara ki Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka-a-Māui. Ko te Rāmere 17 o Maehe 2017 te rā kati o te whakaaturanga.