Because it can be readily shaped, Ōamaru stone is a favourite material for carvers. A carving competition has been held for many years on the Wellington waterfront. Marie Moanaroa-Parata-Munroe’s emerging sculpture, in the 1995 contest, has a motherhood theme.
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