Pou whenua unveiled

Photo: Richard Briggs/Marlborough District Council

A special dawn ceremony unveiling a pou whenua at Picton Library and Service Centre Waitohi Whare Mātauranga took place on Friday.

It depicts Awanuiarangi and Ropoama Te One, Awanuiarangi the eponymous ancestor of the Te Ātiawa people and Ropoama Te One chief of the fortified settlement of Waitohi.

The whale depicts the region’s whaling history within Tory Channel. The carving was designed by master carver Pita Rua.

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