Raharuhi Rukupō of Rongowhakaata was one of the great tohunga whakairo (expert carvers) of the 19th century. This poupou (carved post) is in the meeting house Te Hau-ki-Tūranga. The house, a memorial to his elder brother Tāmati Wāka Māngere, was carved by Rukupō and 18 other experts. It is now held in Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum.
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