Te Hamo, Ōtamahua/Quail Island Recreation Reserve

Client: Department of Conservation

Category: Commissions | Mahi

Date: June 2019

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.

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