The largest tukutuku panels in the world are being constructed for a new Māori design that will stand at the Cook Landing Site National Reserve in Gisborne, known by Māori as Puhi Kai Iti. Ngāti Oneone artist Nick Tupara says the project aims to balance out the way Māori and Pākehā history is presented.
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Following the overwhelming response to the graffiti on the statue of Captain Cook in Gisborne, we now take a look at the award-winning 'Tupapa - Our Stand. Our Story' multimedia experience, which aims to balance the mainstream narrative by presenting stories from the perspective of local Tūranga iwi.
The statue of British explorer James Cook in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa has become a catalyst for social commentary after being vandalised with the words "Thief Pakeha" and "This is our land" causing heated discussion, both locally and online.
Two iconic East Coast place names of Ngāti Porou, Whangaokeno and Wharekahika, are now legally recognised alongside the colonial names of East Island and Hicks Bay given by Captain Cook and the crew of the Endeavour.