Tekoteko in Rotorua District Library

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Tekoteko in Rotorua District Library.

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The carvings depict Maui fishing up the North Island (where we are) and Tane-nui-a-rangi with the three baskets of knowledge (representative of a library full of knowledge).  In 2005 Library Staff commissioned Tony Kapua of Ohinemutu Maori Handcraft to carve 2 one metre high tekoteko to be placed at the bottom of the internal staircase leading to the 1st floor. These were paid for from the Liplickers Cookbook fund. Blessed 6.8.2006.