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Mourning the passing of Huia 

Utterly unique and exquisitely beautiful, huia were considered tapu (sacred, restricted) by Māori. The closest living cousins to Huia today are the kōkako and the tieke (saddleback).
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Karen Hughes

8 November 2023

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Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
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Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

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There is a Taniwhā in my river

The kupu (word) taniwhā does not come from the Whanganui rohe (area). Whanganui iwi use the kupu “kaitiaki” for the mythical creatures that guard our waterways.
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Karen Hughes

26 September 2023

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Haere Mai – welcome Waiora Bailey-Moore

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Waiora Bailey-Moore to the position of Kaiwhakaako Māori. Waiora’s whakapapa includes Tupoho in Whanganui and Puketapu in Taranaki. Waiora has a special interest in te reo Māori, and in the arts.
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david

4 September 2023

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Te Koanga o Rehua

After 159 years of being away from home Te Koanga o Rehua now stands tall at the Whanganui Regional Museum.
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david

1 June 2023

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