Te Kakano - Maori Cultural Portal Project

Te Kākano : A New Zealand Gift to China

New Zealand Kauri Seed Pod

3,500 years ago - A Kauri seed germinated and grew into a mature tree in Northland New Zealand

detail from mural at Dargaville Museum New Zealand

100 years ago - The Kauri was felled and left. (detail from mural at Dargaville Museum)

Tane Mahuta best known living tree in New Zealand

2000 - Tāne Mahuta, New Zealand's best known living Kauri is estimated to be around 2,000 years old

Te Taru White, Te Puia CEO in Kaihu, Northland

2009 - Te Taru White, Te Puia CEO in Kaihu, Northland

James Rickard consults with Hekenukumai Busby

March 2009 - James Rickard consults with Hekenukumai Busby

The Kauri log is split from end to end

March 2009 - The log is marked and then split from end to end with a 6 foot long chainsaw bar

March 2009 - The log is then rolled over in preparation for cutting into two parts

end of the log is separated with a 6 foot long chainsaw bar

March 2009 - The end of the log is separated with a 6 foot long chainsaw bar

Hekenukumai Busby and James Rickard examine the split Kauri log

March 2009 - Splitting of the log is complete and is examined by Hekenukumai Busby and James Rickard

March 2009 - Transportation from Kaihu to Doubtless Bay - see the shaping of the waka »

 

Gallery Slideshow : The journey begins

Te Puia waka maumahara kauri wood chip


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