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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
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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 »

Unique pūtōrino

  • Richard Nunns playing a whale rib putorino
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  Richard Nunns playing his unique whale rib pūtōrino on Te Papa’s marae. Richard Nunns, expert in ngā taonga pūoro (Māori musical instruments), has a very unusual pūtōrino, or flute, made from the rib of a right whale. With its long, curving shape and carved references to the tail flukes and blow hole of a… Read more »