Kōrero: Physics, chemistry and mathematics

Christall Rata with hapene, 2004

Christall Rata with hapene, 2004

Christall Rata holds up hapene, flax modified into a lattice form. Rata, with a background in architecture and design, invented and patented the process of manufacturing hapene. Operating under the name Christall Rata Lowe since her marriage in 2005, she is both an artist and a businesswoman, and is of Ngāti Raukawa, Tainui and Ngāti Maniapoto descent.

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Fairfax NZ, Manawatu Standard
Reference: 3 April 2004, p. 23
Photograph by Murray Wilson

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - Scientists as designers and creators', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43378/christall-rata-with-hapene-2004 (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 22 Oct 2014