These carved whakairo (sculptures) are four of nine depicting Ngāti Porou ancestor Māui-tikitiki-a-taranga and his family. The sculptures are on Hikurangi, a mountain north of Gisborne that is sacred to the tribe. A Ngāti Porou tourism venture takes visitors on guided tours up the mountain to see the sculptures and learn about Māori history and culture.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
Photograph by Shaun Barnett
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