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‘Kahurangi o Te Maia’

‘Kahurangi o Te Maia’

Since the 1970s there has been renewed interest in Māori kites. Traditional materials and methods were rediscovered. Kites also became a focus for artists. Carrie Snowden’s sculpture, ‘Kahurangi o Te Maia’ (1998) stands 5 metres high and 4 metres wide. The name was given to the hokioi (giant eagle) befriended by Te Maia. The eagle flew Te Maia home to his people.

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Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Types of Māori kite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Bob Maysmor, published 12 Jun 2006