Tāwhirimātea

Tāwhirimātea

This pou stands at Entry A of Eden Park.

From the interpretive plaque:

Tāwhirimātea, Maori God of wind and weather signifies the natural elements and their collective influence on the nature of sporting contests. Tāwhirimātea holds the Tewhatewha, a weapon used by the commanding leader to direct warriors into battle formations.

The Tewhatewha is used in a swirling motion to mimic the movement of wind and, as such, is an acknowledgement of Tāwhirimātea.

Carved by Iwi Le Comte, Octobert 2010.