Story: Whakairo – Māori carving

Hōne Taiapa, 1970

Hōne Taiapa, 1970

Hōne Taiapa was head carver at the Rotorua Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in Whakarewarewa when this 1970 photo was taken. He was the younger brother of the renowned Ngāti Porou carver Pine Taiapa, and the two men worked together from the mid-1930s. Their projects included the centennial meeting house at Waitangi, carved in the northern style and opened in 1940.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401 A92,746

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Brett Graham, 'Whakairo – Māori carving - Carving in urban environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Brett Graham, published 22 Oct 2014