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Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana

Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana

Te Tauihu o te Waka2

On the corner of Customhouse Street and Gladstone Road opposite the police station.

Our Maori seafaring ancestors were sailing confidently around the pacific ocean centuries before European sailors dared to go further than the eye could see, fearing the would fall off the edge of the world.  Accordingly the carving is shaped in the form of a Tauihu (canoe prow) to give recognition to our early explorers and to represent the pride and respect we have in our canoe culture.

Designed by Derek Lardelli & Te Aturangai Nepia Clamp

Carved by Te Aturangai Nepia Clamp & Bill Baker

 

 

 

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