Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua Library, Fenton Agreement

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Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua Library, Fenton Agreement .

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The pattern for the yellow floor reflects the tukutuku pattern Whare Tangata in Tamatekapua Marae in Ohinemutu. The floor has been named Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru signifying manaakitanga and the nurturing of the potential of future generations; its health focus is Manawa Ora, hope and the breath of life.

Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru

This signifies manaakitanga, nurturing the potential of the future generations.

The health focus of the first floor is Manawa Ora - Hope and the breath of life. The pattern was inspired by the tukutuku pattern Whare Tangata and yellow represents the distinctive sulphur influence of the district.

KEY FEATURES

Rotorua ‘Our Story’ Installation

An important part of Rotorua’s history is the Fenton Agreement which was signed on 25th November 1880 between Chief Judge Francis Dart Fenton of the Native Land Court for the Crown and 47 persons of the Te Arawa tribes of Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangiwewehi and Ngāti Uenukukokapo.

It was through the Fenton Agreement that local iwi agreed to the establishment of the Rotorua township and provided lands gifted for reservations and endowments for the proposed township.

The history of this agreement can now be viewed on an amazing touch screen, funding for which was provided by the Rotorua Energy Trust.

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