Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

June 24, 2015

Two Pou by the Opanuku Stream

Filed under: Art,Henderson,pou — paul @ 7:36 am
Rongo-Ma-Tane (Whare Thompson)

Rongo-Ma-Tane (Whare Thompson)

Carved by master carver Whare Thompson in collaboration with Maori studies students from Henderson High School. Rongo-Ma-Tane, the Maori God of cultivated food, carved from Hinuera stone, and Haumie Tike Tike, the Maori God of uncultivated food, carved from totara. These two pou (posts) are part of “Te Maara Oranga” a garden just south of Henderson Park along the Opanuku cycleway. There are plaques identifying various native plants and their uses in traditional medicine.

Source: Te Maara Oranga.

Haumie Tike Tike (Whare Thompson)

Haumie Tike Tike (Whare Thompson)

1 Comment

  1. They both certainly stand out.

    Comment by William Kendall — June 24, 2015 @ 9:21 am

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