Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

Entrance carving

Entrance carving

The design for the carved entrance to the waterfront stadium in Wellington refers to the Taranaki origins of the Wellington tribes, including Te Āti Awa. The centrepiece represents Mt Taranaki. This is overlaid with three white feathers (raukura), symbolising the peaceful teachings of the prophets Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi, who lived at the Taranaki village of Parihaka.

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Westpac Trust Stadium
Carving by Te Oranga Whareaitu

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Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - Identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1284/entrance-carving (accessed 2 April 2020)

Story by Morris Love, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017