Carved figures on the amo – the posts on either side of the front of the wharenui. Photo: RNZ The remarkable story of a precious meeting house returned after more than a century is told in a new book co-authored by the prominent Māori academic who played a major part in its return.
Therese Mangos and John Utanga trace the history and practice of tattooing (tatau) in the Cook Islands through the ancient oral traditions of its people, reports of often repressive early Western visitors and rich archival material. More than a survey of times gone by, Patterns of the Past also looks at the renaissance of
Welcome to TIKI STARS, a special feature that acknowledges and pays tribute to our kaumatua both past and present. These leaders come from all walks of life and from all parts of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesian society. Many have distinguished political careers and many have had successful business careers. Others will be remembered for their