Story: Te Whakatōhea

Ōpōtiki carving

Ōpōtiki carving

This carving in the centre of Ōpōtiki township records the economic and social changes with the coming of the Pākehā. The introduction of pigs and deer is noted on this side, while the other side includes schooners as a symbol of trade.

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Ranginui Walker, 'Te Whakatōhea - From European contact to today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/3693/opotiki-carving (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017