Posts tagged with Hau Manu

Taonga pūoro – recording the moment

  • Brian Flintoff carving a nguru
  • Warren Warbrick, Brian Flintoff and Jo Pleydell working on a pukaea. Copyright Te Papa
  • Norman Heke working on his pukaea - and taking a break from being the photographer. Copyright Te Papa
  • Hau Manu members Warren Warbrick, James Website, Brian Flintoff, Richard Nunns, Alistair Fraser and Horomona Horo in front of Te Heke-Mai-Raro

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… Read more »

Finding our voices

  • Warren Warbrick shaping a pukaea. Copyright Florence Liger
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  • Brian Flintoff working with us on our taonga puoro. Copyright Florence Liger
  • Horomona Horo. Copyright Florence Liger

Earlier this week Hongoeka marae in Plimmerton was filled with the sounds of taonga pūoro (Maori musical instruments) – accompanied by the buzzing of  sanders and the call of tuis flitting among the flaxes. I was one of twenty Te Papa staff who took part in a three day wānanga on taonga pūoro, tutored by… Read more »