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Jamahl Collins in Dunedin, yesterday with son Te Apanui Ryder-Uiti weeks) in a traditional wahakura, woven by Roka Ngarimu-Cameron. Photo by Jane Dawber.

$1.2m study into safety of flax baskets for babies

Two Dunedin researchers will provide the sleep analysis expertise for a $1.2 million study focused on determining the safety of wahakura (woven...

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Explore Maua Aotearoa's photos on Flickr. Maua Aotearoa has uploaded 45 photos to Flickr.

  Polynesian People, Polynesian Culture, Island 2, Small Island, Once Were Warriors, Ohm Tattoo, Cloudy Bay, Maori People, Maori Designs

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library are here to help you access and use the collective knowledge of New Zealand.

  Nz History, Ancient History, Once Were Warriors, Mount Eden, Polynesian People, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Fantasy Map, Fortification

Maori Forts - Pa

The word pā can refer to any Māori village or defensive settlement, but often refers to hill forts - fortified settlements with palisades and defensive terraces - and also to fortified villages. Pā are mainly in the North Island of New Zealand, north of Lake Taupo. Over 5000 sites have been located, photographed and examined although few have been subject to detailed analysis. No pā have been yet located from the early colonisation period when early Polynesian-Māori colonisers lived in the…

Maori Haka War Dance, New Zealand

Maori Etiquette: What to Do When Visiting a Marae - NZ Pocket Guide #1 New Zealand Travel Guide

Learn about what to do when visiting a marae in New Zealand with this Maori etiquette guide and interacting with Maori.

Pendant, Hei Tiki, unknown maker/origin/date. Maori [native] crafted by hand in N.Z. Pounamu [Green stone/Jade]. These Taonga [treasure] were worn around the neck, hung on handmade flax string. They were a symbol of ancestors or the Goddess of life/child birth. Pounamu is a hard stone and only comes from one area of N.Z.  It was a laborious process to carve and polish a Hei tiki just using stone tools, sand and water. They have a beautiful smooth waxy feel. Maori Symbols, Maori Tribe, Polynesian People, Tiki Art, Pattern And Decoration, Maori Art, Nativity Crafts, Kiwiana, Sand And Water

Pendant, Hei Tiki; unknown; 2004.4903.80 on NZ Museums

Pendant, Hei Tiki, unknown maker/origin/date. Maori [native] crafted by hand in N.Z. Pounamu [Green stone/Jade]. These Taonga [treasure] were worn around the neck, hung on handmade flax string. They were a symbol of ancestors or the Goddess of life/child birth. Pounamu is a hard stone and only comes from one area of N.Z. It was a laborious process to carve and polish a Hei tiki just using stone tools, sand and water. They have a beautiful smooth waxy feel.

Hei tiki pendant, Maori, New Zealand MAORI PENDANT, HEI TIKI, NEW ZEALAND. A SYMBOL OF GOOD LUCK. Tiki Art, Tiki Tiki, Flower Tattoo Foot, Flower Tattoos, Maori Tribe, New Zealand Tattoo, Key Tattoos, Skull Tattoos, Foot Tattoos

jewellery/combs

Hei tiki pendant, Maori, New Zealand MAORI PENDANT, HEI TIKI, NEW ZEALAND. A SYMBOL OF GOOD LUCK.

Horticulture was integral to pre-European Maori culture. As Bee Dawson states in “A history of gardening in New Zealand”, the ability to… Nz History, Polynesian People, Maori Art, Clay Soil, Girl Standing, Permaculture, Horticulture, Vegetable Garden, Organic Gardening

Revitalising Māori astronomy

Māori ancestors possessed a wealth of astronomical knowledge that they referred to as tātai arorangi.

James McDonald - Floor Mat - Takapau, made by Mrs. Flax Weaving, Basket Weaving, Auckland Art Gallery, Polynesian People, Maori Designs, Nz Art, Unity In Diversity, Maori Art, Kiwiana

Floor Mat - Takapau, made by Mrs. Pokai

James McDonald - Floor Mat - Takapau, made by Mrs. Pokai

  Flax Weaving, Maori Designs, Love Teacher, Maori Art, Coloured Pencils, Weaving Patterns, Weaving Techniques, Design Your Own, Craft Stores

Discover the Joy of Taaniko Weaving!

Learn How In Our Taaniko Online Course with Veranoa Hetet

Access information on more than objects in Te Papa's collections. Get up close to our collections through collected specimens and thousands of zoomable images. Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, Maori Art, Ancient Jewelry, Abalone Shell, Objects, Carving, Museum, God

Whakapakoko rakau (god stick) | Collections Online

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