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Introducing Maori Lifestyles: At Koriniti Marae - Whanganui River Region

At Koriniti Marae - Whanganui River Region

Koriniti Marae is nestled into a pretty hollow just above the Whanganui River. It's a lovely marae with a selection of fascinating buildings, including a cute-as-a-button church. I took these photographs llast time I visited the marae, in 2010. The Whare Karakia - literally, the House of Prayers. Carving Detail Painted kowhaiwhai detail above the mahau (front porch) of one of the wharenui (meeting houses). Kowhaiwhai patterns vary from tribe to tribe (iwi to iwi) and many iwi have patterns…

Te Miringa Te Kakara was a very old marae and papakainga and was the site of the last known whare wananga of Tainui

ahipara girl: February 2008

ahipara girl

Today I had an important date with seven little girls. My friend's Madison and Coral helped me prepare a fun day. Each girl got a pink pack when she arrived with lipgloss, stickers, pink sparkly hairclip and a few sweets. Then Madison did makeup and I did nail polish ("soft pink or dark pink?"). Then we played some games, went to McDonalds for ice creams with a flake, then the park to play, then back home for some 'pink' food and finished off with Barbie Island Princess movie. Madison gave…

St Pauls Anglican Memorial Church in Putiki, Whanganui, is one of the most…

St Pauls Anglican Memorial Church, Whanganui, New Zealand

St Pauls Anglican Memorial Church in Putiki, Whanganui, is one of the most intricately and beautifully decorated Churches in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Koru design and meaning

Greenstone Koru (Spiral) Meaning

Korus and spirals represent new beginnings and growth to many, but they're found in the art of many cultures around the world and each of these cultures understands their significance and meaning differently.

Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897 :[Interior of Otake Church. 1852].

Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897 :[Interior of Otake Church. 1852]. | National Library of New Zealand

Shows Barraud's view of the interior of the Rangiatea church, with an arrangement of the title text at the bottom of the page. Extended Title - fr...

On the sports court, acoustic panels on the walls mimic the Poutama tukutuku design, a stepped pattern which symbolises climbing for knowled...

Nga Purapura, Te Wananga o Raukawa

Tennent + Brown Architects have realised the metaphorical essence of Te Whare Tapa Wha.

The houndstooth-style ceiling in this unique New Zealand home was designed to evoke a traditional Maori cloak. It’s a warm, woven canopy that shelters the house and family.

The houndstooth-style ceiling - Contemporary-design

The houndstooth-style ceiling in this unique New Zealand home was designed to evoke a traditional Maori cloak. It’s a warm, woven canopy that shelters