Taonga pūoro – recording the moment
One of Te Papa’s photographers Norman Heke is usually behind the camera. He’s been at many hui and wānanga, studiously taking photos to put together a wonderful photographic record of these events.
This time Norm was able to take part in the taonga pūoro wānanga and learned how to make and play a pūkāea. A mystery photographer captured the moment…
Norman Heke working on his pukaea - and taking a break from being the photographer. Copyright Te Papa
With a little persuasion however we managed to get Norm to take some photos of the wānanga as well. Here is a small selection capturing some of the magical moments.
Hau Manu members (left to right): Warren Warbrick, James Webster, Brian Flintoff, Richard Nunns, Alistair Fraser and Horomona Horo in front of Te Heke-Mai-Raro. Copyright Te Papa
Wananga members in front of Te Heke-Mai-Raro. copyright Te Papa
Richard Nunns introducing the group to taonga puoro. Copyright Te Papa
Warren Warbrick, Brian Flintoff and Jo Pleydell working on a pukaea. Copyright Te Papa
Brian Flintoff carving a koauau. Copyright Te Papa