Topic: S45: Whakakotahi ma inu wai (Unity with drinking water) by Tayla Turner-Paki

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S45: Whakakotahi ma inu wai (Unity with drinking water) by Tayla Turner-Paki from Tauranga Girls' College was an entrant in the schools division of the Battles of Gate Pā/Te Ranga Art Competition (2014). Sale price $250 (SOLD).

S45: Whakakotahi ma inu wai (Unity with drinking water) by Tayla Turner-Paki SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA 

Taniwha: the Kingitanga (where this journey began)

Kaitiaki (2): Ngati Ranginui & Ngai Te Ranga

Kowhaiwhai: the supporting iwi/hapu

Dripping effect: denotes the blood that was shed on all who were at Pukehinahina

Bare Forefront: Pukehinahina revealed, the maemae stripped away to reveal the gold

  • land is precious
  • richness of history
  • through darkness, the promise of a bright future

The road: past and present

Ipu: (gourd for water) symbol of the future, history has given us the way; share a drink of water as we all share the same road.

Tayla Turner-Paki
Ngai Tamarawaho/Pirirakau
Year 12
Tauranga Girls’ College

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S45: Whakakotahi ma inu wai (Unity with drinking water) by Tayla Turner-Paki


Year:2014
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