Waharoa carving in Te Whakarewarewa Valley A carved waharoa (entranceway) that is widely regarded as the historic symbol of cultural tourism in Rotorua and New Zealand has been expertly replicated at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) at Te Puia in Rotorua.

Waharoa carving in Te Whakarewarewa Valley A carved waharoa (entranceway) that is widely regarded as the historic symbol of cultural tourism in Rotorua and New Zealand has been expertly replicated at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) at Te Puia in Rotorua.

Te Herenga Waka Marae | "The interior of Te Herenga Waka whare at Victoria University of Wellington, shown here, contains fine examples of traditional carving and woven tukutuku panels." | Teara Govt NZ

Te Herenga Waka Marae | "The interior of Te Herenga Waka whare at Victoria University of Wellington, shown here, contains fine examples of traditional carving and woven tukutuku panels." | Teara Govt NZ

Maori wharenui | ... leading to the marae aatea courtyard and the wharenui meeting house

Maori wharenui | ... leading to the marae aatea courtyard and the wharenui meeting house

Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae is unique in New Zealand. It is the first marae for almost a century that has been built incorporating more traditional architectural approaches; structurally it is held up by the carvings. Where possible, traditional techniques have been used to achieve the desired effects to align with modern building codes, would replace where necessary.

Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae is unique in New Zealand. It is the first marae for almost a century that has been built incorporating more traditional architectural approaches; structurally it is held up by the carvings. Where possible, traditional techniques have been used to achieve the desired effects to align with modern building codes, would replace where necessary.

Tanenuiarangi at Kohupatiki Marae, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Tanenuiarangi at Kohupatiki Marae, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Maori Meeting house @ Ohinemutu Marae, Rotorua, NZ.

Maori Meeting house @ Ohinemutu Marae, Rotorua, NZ.

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Marae (Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka - love this woman's pictures

Marae (Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka - love this woman's pictures

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