Caring for our Taonga

In the video below Perēri King explains part of the process to clean our whakairo and tukutuku:



Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-ā-Orotu interviewed Uncle Joe about the process:


The work below on the tukutuku started 12 March 2023:


Advice from experts

Our whānau are of course experts at caring for our taonga. We have Uncle Joe and Uncle Bevan Taylor’s leadership – they were the master carvers of our Whare Tipuna. Thursday Puna is leading the recovery and restoration of the tukutuku. Thursday was one of the original weavers.

We have also received specialist advice from experts at Pouhere Taonga (Heritage NZ) and Te Papa Tongarewa, pictured below:

Click on the links below if you are interested in reading some informative documents:



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