Cultural Otaki

Otaki on the Kapiti Coast is an extremely cultural town, full of historic Maori sites, Festivals, Historic trails and tails which explain the history of this great town. Be sure not to miss the MaoriLand Film Festivals held once a year, it's a must do on the social and cultural calendar
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patiti ( hatchet)with harpoon head,1830-1850 maker unknown, otaki wood, cast iron

patiti ( hatchet)with harpoon head,1830-1850 maker unknown, otaki wood, cast iron

Hutia Te Rito, Maori flax weaving. Otaki

Hutia Te Rito, Maori flax weaving. Otaki

feather bracelet and dress, Tutina Pasene (Maori, Polynesian) Based in Otaki, New Zealand, Tutina Pasene is a whanau (family) based company ...

feather bracelet and dress, Tutina Pasene (Maori, Polynesian) Based in Otaki, New Zealand, Tutina Pasene is a whanau (family) based company ...

Charles Decimus Barraud 1822-1897: Interior of Otaki Church, ca 1851/Working Men's Education Union WM 13.[1850s or early 1860s] View inside Rangiatea Church Otaki, with Maori seated and standing, listening to a sermon by Octavius Hadfield.

Charles Decimus Barraud 1822-1897: Interior of Otaki Church, ca 1851/Working Men's Education Union WM 13.[1850s or early 1860s] View inside Rangiatea Church Otaki, with Maori seated and standing, listening to a sermon by Octavius Hadfield.

Otaki Marae, see more at New Zealand Journeys app for iPad www.gopix.co.nz

Otaki Marae, see more at New Zealand Journeys app for iPad www.gopix.co.nz

Interior of Rangiatea Church, Otaki (built 1849).

Interior of Rangiatea Church, Otaki (built 1849).

Janetta Maria Cookson 1812-1867: Native church to hold 700 on floor, interior of Rangiatea church, Otaki, looking from near the entrance towards the chancel windows. A Maori woman and a child, both dressed in blankets, are standing just inside the door.

Janetta Maria Cookson 1812-1867: Native church to hold 700 on floor, interior of Rangiatea church, Otaki, looking from near the entrance towards the chancel windows. A Maori woman and a child, both dressed in blankets, are standing just inside the door.

my cousin's moko - Otaki NZ

my cousin's moko - Otaki NZ

'Kākano' for Ngā Purapura by Tennent + Brown Architects. A beautifully designed and built meeting room built to represent a seed pod for Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, the Institute of Maori Advancement in Otaki. Kākano (a seed pod) represents a new beginning. Built by Stanley Construction, part of the Stanley Group. Photo Credit: Jeff Brass.

'Kākano' for Ngā Purapura by Tennent + Brown Architects. A beautifully designed and built meeting room built to represent a seed pod for Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, the Institute of Maori Advancement in Otaki. Kākano (a seed pod) represents a new beginning. Built by Stanley Construction, part of the Stanley Group. Photo Credit: Jeff Brass.

Russell Clark - Otaki Maori Meeting- Auckland Art Gallery (10/12)

Russell Clark - Otaki Maori Meeting- Auckland Art Gallery (10/12)


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Otaki Maori Racing Club

Otaki Maori Racing Club

my cousin's moko - Otaki NZ

my cousin's moko - Otaki NZ

Mrs Henry, of Otaki, with eels drying on racks (pataka-tuna), at Raukawa marae during the opening ceremony of Raukawa meeting house. Photograph taken on 14 March 1936 by George Leslie Adkin.

Mrs Henry, of Otaki, with eels drying on racks (pataka-tuna), at Raukawa marae during the opening ceremony of Raukawa meeting house. Photograph taken on 14 March 1936 by George Leslie Adkin.

Raukawa Conservation Project

Raukawa Conservation Project

Ngati raukawa

Ngati raukawa

Maori poi balls. Percussive implements used by the Maori people. Today seen by many in luaus. But don't say they originated in Hawaii or are "hula". They originally came from New Zealand.

Maori Poi Balls

Maori poi balls. Percussive implements used by the Maori people. Today seen by many in luaus. But don't say they originated in Hawaii or are "hula". They originally came from New Zealand.

Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa Banner Protest 1977

Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa Banner Protest 1977

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