Pukaki: A Comet Returns is the story of the carving of Pukaki, now in the Rotorua Museum. Maori Non-fiction collection, 993.423z TAP

Pukaki: A Comet Returns is the story of the carving of Pukaki, now in the Rotorua Museum. Maori Non-fiction collection, 993.423z TAP

The Ancient Maori Pukaki Carving

The Ancient Maori Pukaki Carving

Pukaki Maori Carving New Zealand 20c Coin Cufflinks.

Pukaki Maori Carving New Zealand 20c Coin Cufflinks.

Hinemoa: the Belle of the Kainga by Charles Goldie, Oil on canvas

Hinemoa: the Belle of the Kainga by Charles Goldie, Oil on canvas

In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tutanekai. The book is available in Maori and English language versions.

In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tutanekai. The book is available in Maori and English language versions.

Hinemoa rāua ko Tutanekai // Book + Audio CD / Illustrated - Hinemoa & Tutanekai

Hinemoa rāua ko Tutanekai // Book + Audio CD

Hinemoa rāua ko Tutanekai // Book + Audio CD / Illustrated - Hinemoa & Tutanekai

Postcard showing Hinemoa's Bath, the hot pool on Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua. (undated, from the Waikato University Library collections)

Postcard showing Hinemoa's Bath, the hot pool on Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua. (undated, from the Waikato University Library collections)

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