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Another book about Māori carving is a welcome addition to the growing list of publications about Māori art and those written by Māori women. It is also of interest that this book focuses on a particular locality and practice of the East Coast. While the Iwirākau tradition of the Waiapū Valley represents a relatively short period in history, and a relatively small geographic area, its impact resounds loud and clear today.

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He Tangata
Samantha McGavock

Ngai Tahu – Ngāti Irakehu – Wairewa Samantha McGavock has whakapapa links to Wairewa, but was born and raised in Rotorua. She studied architecture in Wellington and now lives and works in Auckland as a Construction Project Manager. Sam worked with Tūhoe to design and build Te Kura Whare – their new office and community…

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Whenua Hou

Ngāi Tahu carver James York (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Rapuwai) is carving pou to be erected on Whenua Hou to honour the unique connection of Ngāi Tahu with the island. Nā Kahu Te Whaiti. Whenua Hou, an island north-west of Rakiura, was an important stopping point for muttonbirders travelling to the Tītī islands. In…

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