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The story of the 15 year long project to develop the whakairo (carvings) and tukutuku (woven panels) for the wharenui at Kia Piritahi marae. Korero was from Tomi Ropata, Lorna Rikihana, Chris Bailey, and Rawiri Toka as they told the story of the wharenui (meeting house) and the development and meanings of the whakairo and tukutuku. […]

A recording of the entertainment at the opening of the fully dressed wharenui at Kia Piritahi Marae on June 5th, 2016. The entertainers were (in order of appearance): Waiheke Primary kapa haka group, Nga Purapura from Te Huruhi School (18:40), and the Piringakau Maori performing arts group from Waiheke High School (28:15). The performance ended […]

David Basham finds out about the latest news from the Art Gallery


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