Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration  The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Rapaki I made for my mum for Christmas

Rapaki I made for my mum for Christmas

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I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me.  One of the highlights of my trip to New Z…

New Zealand and basketry

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me. One of the highlights of my trip to New Z…

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