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Te Tomokanga ki te Pō – The Gateway to the Night

Come down to Silo Park and see Te Tomokanga ki te Pō – The gateway to the night by Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Manu) and Angus Muir Design. This incredible mahi toi is a neon waharoa 26 feet tall.

The waka on either side of the waharoa represent the harbour; the two internal pou represent male and female; and the two hands and the bottom are the tupuna, Tumutumuwhenua, reaching through the earth. The centre pou is Whatu (Whātua) Kai Marie, a tupuna wahine of Ngāti Whātua. The nine feathers of Te Kāhu Pōkere above represent Te Iwa o Matariki.

Suitable for: All ages

When: Until Thu 7 Jul
Best viewed at night, dawn or sunset

Where: Silo Park, corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont Street, Wynyard Quarter

Cost: Free

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  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event