Tama-te-kapua - captain of the Te Arawa canoe, Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu one of my many marae

Tama-te-kapua - captain of the Te Arawa canoe, Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu

20th century Maori whalebone Haircomb (Heru Iwi). Carved Mania figure with paua shell eye.

C Maori whalebone haircomb (Heru Iwi) of carved Mania figure with paua shell eye.

Standing Ancestor Figure New Zealand, Maori culture, possibly Rongowhakaata people Te Huringa period c. 1800–1840

Standing Ancestor Figure: New Zealand, Maori culture, possibly Rongowhakaata people Te Huringa period I c.

Tūhoe legends surrounding the creation of star constellations  - YouTube (in Te Reo w/ subtitles & link to Part 2)

Part 1 of 2 Tūhoe legends surrounding the creation of star constellations Waka Huia TVNZ 31 July 2011

Matariki story – Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Hear the Matariki story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira iwi (tribe), Te Papa’s iwi in residence, retold for children by kaumātua (elder) Te Waari Carkeek.

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