These whakairo (carvings) are four of nine that stand on Hikurangi, the sacred mountain of Ngāti Porou. They represent the demigod Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga and his family. In the past pou were used as tohu, markers of human occupation and land rights.
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Photograph by Shaun Barnett
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