Carving at Rotorua District Library

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Carving at 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 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. Blessed 6.8.2006. 

The money came from sales of the Library Liplickers Centennial Cookbook, published by the Library in 1989.