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. . .