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Photo: Tukotahi Puke Ariki New Plymouth New Zealand

A unique carving known as Tukotahi displayed on the grounds of Puke Ariki outside the Information Centre and Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

On the grounds of the Puke Ariki Landing where the Information Center and Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand are located, stands the wooden carving named the Tukotahi. This unique carving was designed by Filipe Tohi and members of the Rangimarie Maori Arts and Crafts Society and became a permanent display on the Puke Ariki Landing in 1991.

The landing was developed during the years of the late 1980's and it joins the centre of New Plymouth with the foreshore. After the Tukotahi was erected on the Puke Ariki Landing, it had to be removed once as the grounds were being renovated, but it was replaced closer to a central point where it is in line with another sculpture.

Tukotahi is a Maori word which means "Standing Together" and represents the arrival of the first Europeans to come to this particular point which was soon to be New Plymouth. The Puke Ariki Landing was once the tidal mouth of where the river and the Huatoki Stream met making it an easy accessible landing area for boats and canoes. ... continue below the picture...



Tukotahi Puke Ariki New Plymouth New Zealand

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Tukotahi Puke Ariki New Plymouth New Zealand
Photo of the Tukotahi on the Puke Ariki Landing by the Information Centre and Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

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Many tourists come to the Puke Ariki Landing in New Plymouth, New Zealand to browse through the museum and to get information on where to go and what to see while visiting New Plymouth. The Tukotahi is an exhibit that is hard to miss and many people stop to take pictures of this fascinating wood carving.

Tukotahi, a Pou on the grounds of Puke Ariki, Information Centre and Museum, New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 27mm.

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Tukotahi Puke Ariki New Plymouth New Zealand
A unique carving known as Tukotahi displayed on the grounds of Puke Ariki outside the Information Centre and Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
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Rolf Hicker
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nzk3s8053 - Tukotahi Puke Ariki New Plymouth New Zealand

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