Saturday, 22 November 2014

Waharoa, Auckland

Aotea Square, Auckland

Waharoa, front

Waharoa, back

Waharoa is the Maori word meaning gateway. 
It is situated at the Queen Street entrance to Aotea Square. 
The gate was designed by Selwyn Muru, a Maori sculptor,
 and is a contemporary design built in wood and copper.
On the back is a Maori inscription which has been translated into English.
Knati to
ake irarona o
te awtipi haere
Pikimai e te ua
o te whatu
katakata mai

your snivelling
creek bed
come rain hail
and floodwater
laugh again


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Gosia,
      I have now included some information about waharoa in the post. Sorry, I should have done that to start with.

  2. That is an amazing sculpture, very Intricate.
    I'm really enjoying going through your blog. Beautiful photos! Glad I came across it.

  3. Dearest Diana; Wow, yes very intricate and also really is the wonderful gate or sculpture from your culture♡♡♡ Thank you very much for sharing the picture.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*


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