A gift from Maori and all New Zealanders to the world
The “Pou Kapua Taonga“, is a significant Maori/Pacific Indigenous cultural arts project. The Pou Kapua, carved from a magnificent ancient Kauri from the forests of the Iwi of Te Rarawa, stands more than seventy feet high, and is the largest totem of its type in the world.
The story of the Pou Kapua begins in the sacred house of knowledge, with depictions of our creation and our beliefs throughout. We have carved the journeys of the adventures of our tupuna, and Maori and Polynesian nautical myths, legends and histories of migration to Aotearoa.
Pou Kapua is located in the Plaza adjacent to the Events Centre and will act as a catalyst for Tourist visitation.