Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Tukutuku: Aotearoa NZ’s Heart at the United Nations

Hon Dr Pita Sharples
Minister of Māori Affairs

Tuesday 1 July 2014 Press Release

Kāhui Raranga The Art of Tukutuku: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Heart at the United Nations

Fifty stunning works of art created by forty New Zealand weavers will grace the walls of the United Nations Headquarters in New York early next year, said Maori Affairs Minister Hon Dr Pita Sharples.

The tukutuku (Māori woven wall panels) tell stories of the people and the land from which they came, and will be previewed at a special exhibition ‘Kāhui Raranga The Art of Tukutuku: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Heart at the United Nations’ at Te Papa Tongarewa from 8 July-1 November 2014.

“Tukutuku are a revered art-form in Māori culture. They line the walls between the pou (carvings) of our whare tipuna (meeting houses), and carry the beliefs and experiences of the people and the land that shaped them,” said Dr Sharples.

“This collection of tukutuku represent both customary and contemporary designs, it also includes a depiction of Matariki which is particularly relevant this week as we celebrate the Māori new year.”

“New Zealanders have a rare chance to see this unique and special collection of works, created on a scale that is nothing less than remarkable for their time.”

Dr Sharples said thousands of hours had gone into developing these panels by highly specialised weavers, acknowledged as experts in their field. The weavers are all associated with Te Roopu Whatu Raranga o Aotearoa and worked under the leadership of renowned weaver Christina Wirihana to create the works.

The panels will hang permanently on New Zealand’s wall in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. As a founding member state, New Zealand gifted the wall to the United Nations in the 1950s, and it takes pride of place adjacent to the entry of the General Assembly Hall. Thousands of visitors pass the wall each year, and from 2015 they too will be able to experience and appreciate a part of New Zealand, and one of our most beloved traditional art forms.”

“I thank the weavers for the stunning taonga that they have created, and also Te Papa for the opportunity given to curate this exhibition before the panels are moved to their permanent home in New York. This is undoubtedly one of the most breath taking and unique exhibitions of tukutuku every mounted and New Zealanders should make every effort to view and enjoy them before they leave,” said Dr Sharples.

Kāhui Raranga The Art of Tukutuku: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Heart at the United Nations
Te Ihomatua Gallery | level 4
8 July – 1 November
Opening Tuesday 8 July

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Novopayout: Government-Owned Company To Take Over School Payroll

After lengthy negotiations, the Ministry of Education and the existing school payroll provider, Talent2, have settled both on the amounts payable by Talent2 towards the costs of remediating the Novopay service and a new operating model for the school payroll system.

The new model involves a new government-owned company taking over the operation of the payroll service, and Talent2 licensing the core Alesco software to that company.

The settlement provides for Talent2 to pay the Ministry between $18 million and $22 million, made up of $7 million in cash and other considerations including a license for the Alesco software and discounted fees for the support and maintenance of this software. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf Issue #49: Gordon Campbell Interviews Laila Harre

For 25 years, Labour and National have been in virtual agreement about the basics of economic policy, and differed mainly on how to go about managing its social consequences. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Electorate Deals

For all the talk yesterday from Prime Minister John Key about National being transparent about its electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu, that transparency is entirely front-loaded. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling; 2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping; 3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and 4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

ALSO:


Nick Smith v Fish & Game:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news