Pahu pounamu — jade gong This Maori musical instrument was used in the whare purakau (house of learning). The bone is the jaw of the upokohue (pilot Whale) and the striker is made from akeake, a native hardwood
Nguru A small wooden, stone or bone flute shaped like a whale's tooth and sometimes made from an actual tooth. It is from 2 to 6 in. in length, wide at the blowing end and tapering to the lower where it is slightly turned up. It has two or three fingerholes . It is played in the same way as a koauau and produces a similar pure flute-like sound. The nguru is sometimes classified as a nose flute perhaps because the word “nguru” means to sigh, moan, or snore.