Lighting the Way Encounter 1: Waka Huia product image

Lighting the Way Encounter 1: Waka Huia

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In the early 1800s the Huia birds were still seen in the central north island of New Zealand and the birds were hunted and traded far and wide. However, with the arrival of the Pākehā, the Victorian desire for exotic birds at that time – the Huia was decimated – lifelong mates were killed, and the species could not survive the European demand for bird specimen due to the uniqueness. The large songbird, mainly black with long white-tipped tail feathers had the most extreme gender bill dimorphism of any bird species ornithological known at that time or since.
Lighting the Way Encounter 2: To dance – whakawaiwai product image

Lighting the Way Encounter 2: To dance - whakawaiwai

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During and after the establishment of Māori villages and the building of Pa settlements, weapons origins once identified from different Pacific Island cultures, evolved to suit the conditions in this new land. They were made from wood, bone, stone, and pounamu – jade.
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Lighting the Way Encounter 3: Encounters

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During the late 1700s and early 1800s, war canoe or waka taua fleets speed along the coastlines as the quickest means of travel for Māori. They traversed the waters with ease and encountered many strangers like traders in flax, timber, seal, and whale oil who sailed to the far reaches of the globe. Often for these traders, stories were told of the wonders of a rich and untamed land inhabited by savage natives. In these early years of European and American contact, there were many false starts and devastating conflicts. Then in the early 19th century, the head of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) based in Australia and the governor of New South Wales from Norfolk Island sought to establish a link with the Arikinui, high chiefs, with the aim of establishing missions in Peiwhairangi, modern day Bay of Islands.

This rendering portrays the arrival of the Active and the greeting by large waka taua. The rest, they say is history.
Lighting the Way Encounter 4: Origin and the creation – orokohanga product image

Lighting the Way Encounter 4: Origin and the creation – orokohanga

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Te Orokohanga, or origin and creation story, is fundamental to understanding and living within the identity of Te Ao Māori. The lines of emergence, whakapapa, are shared throughout the Tāngata Moana, the People of the Sea (the Pacific Ocean). When the Christian Missionaries settled amongst the Tāngata Whenua, those people who belong on that piece of land in Aotearoa, they saw the parallels between their whakapapa and the word of the God talked about by the missioners. At that time, some Māori did not forecast changes to their ways of living, but rather a joining of two peoples who possessed common beliefs and philosophies.

Summer Fennel 2 product image

Summer Fennel 2

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.
Summer Fennel 8 product image

Summer Fennel 8

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.
Summer Fennel 9 product image

Summer Fennel 9

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.
Summer Fennel 10 product image

Summer Fennel 10

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.  
Summer Fennel 11 product image

Summer Fennel 11

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.  
Summer Fennel 12 product image

Summer Fennel 12

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.
Summer Fennel 4 product image

Summer Fennel 4

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.
Summer Fennel 6 product image

Summer Fennel 6

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The sound and scent of summer is captured in the way that the dried stalks of Fennel seed heads wave in the soft breeze of summer. Capture the joy of the season and fit the bright warmth of the home.