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Carving out a legacy

Rongomai-Tawhiti Parata-Taiapa is following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather.

When Rongomai-Tawhiti Parata-Taiapa visited St Mary’s Church in Tikitiki with his father and daughter, it was an occasion that had so many beginnings and endings. His daughter Hamoterangi was a newborn. His father Barney would pass away a short time later. And the church was where their whanaunga Pine Taiapa started his illustrious career as a carver.

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