Prime Minister's Carving up for Auction for Cure Kids
Rotorua, New Zealand - 22 February 2010
After adding his own carving touch to the magnificent waka maumahara (ceremonial canoe) project at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute - Te Puia, in Rotorua, which is destined for Expo 2010 in Shanghai China, the Prime Minster Hon. John Key then carved a stylised silver fern of his own, which is now up for auction.
Mr Key’s carving has just been put on Trade Me for a 10-day auction, and again proceeds from his artistic flair will go to Cure Kids. (The auction number is 273358962).
The Prime Minister and Chinese Ambassador Zhang Limin were among special guests at Te Puia, on Thursday to farewell the Te Kakano project which is now on its way to Shanghai. The 10 metre high (32.8 ft) kauri carving is being crafted as a national gift to China and will be carved in situ at the front of the New Zealand pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, where more than 70 million visitors are expected to visit...