Te Kakano - Maori Cultural Portal Project

Te Kākano : A New Zealand Gift to China

Maori elders with James Rickard and members of the Te Kakano carving team

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Carvers with local kuia (female elders)

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Local kuia (female elders) farewell the waka

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Limin greeted by Hon. Pita Sharples, Maori Affairs Minister

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Te Puia warrior challenges guests

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Guests receive challenge before entering the sacred grounds of Te Puia's marae

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Another challenge is given

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Chinese Ambassador Zhang Limin accepts the symbol laid before him

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - The Prime Minister, Chinese Ambassador and officials enter the marae courtyard

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Te Puia staff perform 'haka' to welcome guests

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, Feb 2010 - Te Puia staff perform 'haka' to welcome guests

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Dignitaries inside Te Puia meeting house (marae)

waka maumahara farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Te Puia staff greet dignitaries

Chinese Line Dancers at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - A lion dance is performed

Chinese Line Dancers at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Acknowledgements are given between cultures

Chinese Ambassador carves waka

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Chinese Ambassador carves a section of the waka

PM carves waka

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Prime Minister, Hon John Key carves a section of the waka

Te Kakano farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Ambassador and Prime Minister attract a lot of media interest

Te Kakano farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Carvers look on and ponder the journey ahead

Te Kakano farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Master canoe builder & navigator, Hekenukumai Busby, says farewell to the waka

Te Kakano farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 - Final acknowledgements are given

Te Kakano farewell at Te Puia

Te Puia, 18 Feb 2010 -  Juxtaposed Maori designs - see waka departure from Te Puia »

 

Gallery Slideshow : Te Puia farewells Te Kakano waka

Te Puia waka maumahara kauri wood chip


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