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.

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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 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 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.
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Painting - The Covenant

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Rainbows cause a fascination in all that we see, and this piece offers a peaceful reflective quality to be placed in a bedroom or meditative space. The painting is a one off and is framed uniquely within a black wooden cavity frame that details the mesmerising effect of the overall colours.
Awanui Dairy Factory – Painting product image

Awanui Dairy Factory - Painting

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Capturing the rural decline of the 1990’s, the painting evokes the ethos of the local people that they will strive and endure. The painting is of the riverside loading dock at the former Awanui Dairy Factory, where coastal freighters like the Union Steamship Company vessel, the Clansman, would dock and load up with processed dairy products from the factory, as well as other local produce. The ships would bring passengers, mail, and materials from elsewhere.
Awanui Dairy Factory Railway Carriage – Painting product image

Awanui Dairy Factory Railway Carriage - Painting

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Capturing the rural decline of the 1990’s, the painting evokes the ethos of the local people that they will strive and endure. This image is of a railway carriage converted to a storage shed on the site of the former Awanui Dairy Factory, adjacent to the factory wharf.
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Awanui River Fishing Boat - Painting

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An original painting of a fishing boat moored at what used to be the Awanui Dairy Factory wharf. As you gaze at the painting, settle into the peaceful lapping of the winding Awanui while life gently moves on around you.
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Red Heart - Ngakauwhero on Fabriano

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Transform your home with a burst of love and vibrancy! This stunning, limited-edition screen print is the perfect way to add personality and warmth to your space. Imagine a bold, stylized heart in a captivating shade of red that radiates joy. Set against a rich yellow background, this piece creates a delightful contrast that instantly uplifts any room. It's a timeless and stylish choice for your living area, bedroom, or any space that needs a touch of warmth. This artwork isn't just about aesthetics. The screen printing process and high-quality archival paper ensure your art print maintains its beauty. The vibrant colors won't fade, allowing you to enjoy its uplifting presence for years to come. Don't miss out on this limited edition! Upgrade your home décor and let this beautiful print reflect your love for art, color, and personal expression.
Kingfisher Kōtare Large mixed media product image

Kingfisher Kōtare Large mixed media

$111.70 Incl. GST

The Kōtare (Kingfisher) is a beautiful native of Aotearoa, with iridescent blue feathers and highlights of yellow and green. The bird will sit absolutely still and then, like a dart, it will launch upon its prey.
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Kingfisher Kōtare Large monochrome

$101.68 Incl. GST

The Kōtare (Kingfisher) is a beautiful native of Aotearoa, with iridescent blue feathers and highlights of yellow and green. The bird will sit absolutely still and then, like a dart, it will launch upon its prey.
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Tui Large mixed media

$66.70 Incl. GST

The Tui is a classic mischief maker in Aotearoa, with an enormous vocal range and a knack for mimicry (which can be annoying when they delight in repeating mobile phone ring tones). Their aerial acrobatics always provide a joyful display, with rapid wing movements generating fast flight paths in and around trees and other objects.