This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.

This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.

Finely Waka Huia by Tene Waitere c.1853 - 1931, A Ngati Tarawhai Carver,

Finely Waka Huia by Tene Waitere c.1853 - 1931, A Ngati Tarawhai Carver,

Hinemihi, The only Maori meeting house that stands in the UK.  a beautiful whare that originally stood at  Tarawera (before the mountain erupted...)

Hinemihi, The only Maori meeting house that stands in the UK. a beautiful whare that originally stood at Tarawera (before the mountain erupted...)

Wharenui, House of Aroha

Wharenui, House of Aroha

Hinemihi at Te Wairoa - after the Mt Tarwera eruption in 1886. Image from Te Ara. The Meeting House is now in Surrey UK

Hinemihi at Te Wairoa - after the Mt Tarwera eruption in 1886. Image from Te Ara. The Meeting House is now in Surrey UK

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