This pou whenua was created in partnership with Te hapū o ngāti wheke and DOC.
Materials – Totara, steel, paint.
Standing at nearly 10m tall and sited on the highest point on Ōtamahua/ Quail Island.
Te Hamo is a name given to the ko (garden tool and instrument of peace).
Te Hamo belonged to Tuterakiwhanoa.
Tuterakiwhanoa is accredited to making Te Waipounamu a safe place for human inhabitation.
This act started with burying the taniwha, Koironui te whenua under the moutere/ island.