Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Marae (Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka - love this woman's pictures

Marae- The marae (meeting grounds) is the focal point of Māori communities throughout New Zealand. A marae is a fenced-in complex of carved buildings and grounds which belongs to a particular iwi (tribe), hapū (sub tribe) or whānau (family).

Maori Carving, Whare Runanga, Waitangi, New Zealand

Maori Carving, Whare Runanga, Waitangi, North Island, New Zealand, Pacific

RP, Maori Carving, New Zealand, 1920-1940s - (item 34297781 in Postcards... New Zealand)

RP, Maori Carving, New Zealand, - (item 34297781 in Postcards. New Zealand)

Makereti Papakura, hongi. Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, [1910-1930] #Maori #Carving

Makereti (Maggie) Papakura sharing a hongi with an unidentified Maori figure at house, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua,

Maori Wood Carving - Carvings on the meeting house at the Marae at Hawai, East Cape, New Zealand

Maori Wood Carving - Carvings on the meeting house at the Marae at Hawai, East Cape, New Zealand

Carved Traditional Maori Figure, called Poupou, supporting the overhead rafters of the meeting house. These are the 12th, 13th, and 14th on the left side after entering the house. The twelth and thirteenth represent the style of the Ngati Porou tribe of the east coast north of Gisborne; the 14th represents the Rongowhakata tribe of Gisborne. Te Whare Runanga, built 1940, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia, north island, New Zealand. The woven panels on either side of the poupou are called ...

Carved Traditional Maori Figure, called Poupou, supporting the overhead rafters of the meeting house. These are the 12th, 13th, and 14th on the left side after entering the house. The twelth and thirteenth represent the style of the Ngati Porou tribe of the east coast north of Gisborne; the 14th represents the Rongowhakata tribe of Gisborne. Te Whare Runanga, built 1940, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia, north island, New Zealand. The woven panels on either side of the poupou are called ...

Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae is unique in New Zealand. It is the first marae for almost a century that has been built incorporating more traditional architectural approaches; structurally it is held up by the carvings. Where possible, traditional techniques have been used to achieve the desired effects to align with modern building codes, would replace where necessary.

Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae is unique in New Zealand. It is the first marae for almost a century that has been built incorporating more traditional architectural approaches; structurally it is held up by the carvings. Where possible, traditional techniques have been used to achieve the desired effects to align with modern building codes, would replace where necessary.

Maori Marae

Interior of Maori meeting house (Marae) in Auckland Museum.

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