Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Commemoration of Pou unveiling

Commemoration of Pou unveiling

Nga Marae o Heretaunga is set to commemorate the first anniversary of the unveiling of 18 Pou in Hastings Civic Square.

The pou were unveiled at dawn on Friday 26th July 2013 during a spectacular ceremony. They had been carved from 1000-year-old tōtara trees, which were recovered from a river in Te Urewera and gifted by the people of Tuhoe. Each Pou depicts an ancestor chosen by the 18 different marae located in the Hastings District.

Spokesperson for the commemoration ceremony Des Ratima says “Over the past 12 months hundreds of people, both visitors and locals have visited the Pou. This is a place where each marae and hapu can understand their connections to their ancestors and the commemoration ceremony will allow all iwi to again share the history and stories of their tipuna (ancestors).“

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “The unveiling ceremony was extremely moving and it is important that the community is able to remember this significant event each year. It is a tribute to Nga Marae o Heretaunga and the carvers that the Pou stand tall at the end of the first 12 months. I am proud that Council was involved at the beginning of this project and can now lend a hand to celebrate the anniversary.''

The commemoration begins at 11am on Saturday 26th July at Civic Square in Hastings.

The official ceremony will be followed by a shared lunch and performance by local Kapa Haka group Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga who will represent Ngati Kahungunu iwi at Te Matatini 2015 Waitaha Competitions. The commemoration ceremony is being coordinated by Nga Marae o Heretaunga with support from Hastings District Council.

The nearby Hastings City Art Gallery is currently showing three exhibitions by contemporary Maori artists, which will be of interest to those attending the commemoration. Momo kauae: moko kauae in contemporary art draws on the vision of 12 contemporary artists and explores the use of elements of moko kauae (chin moko work by women) in different art forms.

Renowned New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson's exhibition At the Edge of a Mirror closes on Sunday, July 27th. His collection of large-scale glitter paintings creates a kaleidoscope-like visual experience in the Main Gallery. Paterson has work held in many major New Zealand collections and continues to exhibit widely in New Zealand and overseas.

Local artists Emanual Dunn and Raewyn Paterson's foyer exhibition tahirā – the day after tomorrow features artworks created through upcycling materials such as corrugated card and Venetian Blinds, and invites us to reflect on our relationship with the environment.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Urgent Bill Planned:
MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency.

Mr Key says the decision was made after the Remuneration Authority’s latest determination which saw the total remuneration received by MPs increased by about 3.5 per cent...

The new legislation will be backdated to 1 July 2014, meaning the pay increase outlined in the latest determination will not be awarded. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza? More>>

ALSO:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news