Kōrero: Waikato places

Pou above the Waikato River

Pou above the Waikato River

These pou (carved posts) outside the Skycity casino in Hamilton represent ancient Māori deities and ancestors. They were commissioned by Waikato-Tainui to mark the historic and cultural significance of the land on which the casino stands. Together they create an oval canoe shape, which symbolises their connection with the river they overlook. They depict (from left) Hinenuitepō, Puna, Poutūterangi, Mokohape and Māui.

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Photograph by Janine Faulknor

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Waikato River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27254/pou-above-the-waikato-river (accessed 30 May 2023)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015