Richard Nunns talks to Te Papa's taonga pūoro group, March 2010.

The staff in Te Papa’s taongataonga treasures Māori | Noun | listen pūoro group are very lucky to have Richard Nunns as our mentor. Through his teaching and encouragement we continue to explore the kaupapa of taonga pūoro. Richard is an incredibly busy man, travelling throughout New Zealand and often overseas, involvedRead more

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 taongataonga treasures Māori | Noun | listen pūoro wānanga and learnedRead more

Earlier this week Hongoeka marae in Plimmerton was filled with the sounds of taongataonga treasures Māori | Noun | listen 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 tookRead more