Te Puna Wai Mātauranga (the wellspring of knowledge) was carved by Bob Koko and stands outside the University of Waikato library in Hamilton. It represents Tāwhaki, who was one of the supernatural inhabitants of Hawaiki. According to Tainui tradition, he ascended the heavens and received the three baskets of knowledge.
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