At the stern of the waka were taurapa (sternposts), sometimes beautifully carved like these, which are held in the Auckland Museum. The posts were often adorned with feather streamers known as puhi.
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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: AM 144
Photograph by Josiah Martin
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