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Taranga is Maui’s mother. Maui is on the left.
These pou are on the summit of Mount Hikurangi, the sacred mountain of the East Coast, Ngati Porou people. Also the resting place of Maui’s canoe.

Carved by the master, Derek Lardelli they were commissioned to celebrate the millennium (amongst other things)
Mt Hikurangi is the first place to see the sun. . .


aotearoa, carving, hikurangi, indiginz, maori, maunga, mount, mountain, new, poupou, summit, zealand


  • Alateia
    Alateiaover 6 years ago

    ah beautiful, its good to know they are there watching over te aitanga a mahaki.

  • cherokee
    cherokeeover 6 years ago

    Beautiful take.

  • Michael Lothian
    Michael Lothianover 6 years ago

    now u know i dig this one bruddah!

    glad 2 have ya on the redbubble mate! :)

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • ManaMoon
    ManaMoonover 6 years ago

    If you can feel the wairua of this tapu site just by a photo, i can imagine the feeling in person.

  • i was in awe, humbled and uplifted all at the same time. there was dear friend and elder with us who talked about, to and for the carvings. Old stuff. It was amazing.

    – indiginz

  • ManaMoon
    ManaMoonover 6 years ago

    its like touching the past. manys the time i’ve had that feeling. sends goosebumps!

  • kateannmorris
    kateannmorrisover 6 years ago

    Love the mood!

  • hi, thanks i was lucky and honoured to experience it all… (-:

    – indiginz

  • jockey
    jockeyover 6 years ago

    very sombre, a terrific capture.

  • jaycee
    jayceeover 6 years ago

    You have an amazing way of capturing the spirit of a place… and I love how you know the Maori history too…. sensational work, would love to go there sometime.

  • Amagoia  Akarregi
    Amagoia Akarregiover 6 years ago

    you make new zealand looks amazing. i can not wait to see your land.

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