2014 past exhibitions
Tukutuku are woven wall panels that decorate the walls of Māori whare tipuna (ancestral houses), telling stories of the people and land from which they came.
Niho Taniwha (version 2) - Tukutuku Panels Central Library- Libraries - Image Collection - Heritage
13/12/2006 - Photograph Collection - Heritage - Christchurch City Libraries
Introducing Maori Lifestyles
The day I drove into Pakiri Beach north of Leigh in the sunny north of the North Island, the sun was not long up, it was already warm and I had the beach entirely to myself - except for a rather nasty bull terrior that decided I looked like a juicy snack! It's one of those places I now have on my list of 'Places I Must Return To.' The whole area has a rich Maori history and not far away, Te Kiri Marae at Leigh is also worth a visit. As I've mentioned many times, I love driving down side…
Tukutuku Panels Central Library - Libraries - Image collection - Heritage
A selection of thumbnails of heritage photos from Christchurch City Libraries Historic Photographs Collection - click through to view the photos
Kupe carving and tukutuku panel
The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the ...