• Maori Chief meeting house KIWI House

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    FOT544940
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    RM Rights Managed
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    16200 x 10800 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1372 x 914 mm
    54.0 x 36.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    TE Whakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao Sign longest word Maori The gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao New Zealand Maoti Arts Crafts Institute boiling mud pools terraces steam vents silica terraces TE PUIA wood carvings culture Kiwi House Maori dance hakka Thermal Village North Island Rotorua
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    TE Whakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao Sign longest word Maori The gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao New Zealand Maoti Arts Crafts Institute boiling mud pools terraces steam vents silica terraces TE PUIA wood carvings culture Kiwi House Maori dance hakka Thermal Village North Island Rotorua . Over four hundred years the first New Zealanders, the Maori, voyaged thousands of miles across the vast unknown Pacific Ocean in small ocean-going canoes. In order to reach New Zealand, these brave adventurers developed their own navigation system using the stars and the currents. Māori culture is a rich and varied one, and includes traditional and contemporary arts. Traditional arts such as carving, weaving, kapa haka (group performance), whaikorero (oratory) and moko (tattoo) are practised throughout the country. Practitioners following in the footsteps of their tipuna (ancestors) replicate the techniques used hundreds of years agoMāori is an oral culture rich with stories and legends. The Māori creation story describes the world being formed by the violent separation of Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, by their children. Many Māori carvings and artworks graphically depict this struggle. Poi is a performance art employing a ball suspended from a length of flexible material, usually a plaited cord, held in the hand and swung in circular patterns. This is usually accompanied by the waiata, to add rhythm and a visual accompaniment, although it is useful for
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    Rob Weaver
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    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2009-06-07
    Uploaded on
    2009-06-07
    Collection
    1***NEW ZEALAND B continued
    Category
    Lifestyle
    Sub Category
    Entertainment
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    #9090A0