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.

Maori Warrior Carvings - Te Whare Runanga - Waitangi by BlueVoter on Flickr.Via Flickr: Close up on one of the totems, where all faces have ...

Maori Warrior Carvings - Te Whare Runanga - Waitangi by BlueVoter on Flickr.Via Flickr: Close up on one of the totems, where all faces have ...

Tukutuku Panel-Lattice Weaving. This panel represents Purapura Whetu the stars or people.

Tukutuku Panel-Lattice Weaving. This panel represents Purapura Whetu the stars or people.

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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