the RECORD KEEPERS He Taonga Maumahara

Rock-ART, HISTORY, Archaeology

Welcome to THE DIARY OF RECORD KEEPERS, where we share our experiences of our local history based in the Central Plateau, North Island NZ.  We invite passionate people to share their stories of the past, to inform us of our present, and to contribute to our future collective digital archives.

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Photo Te Whaitaima TeWhare 

Our Rock-Art Journey

Our family’s journey with Māori rock-art began in 2015, when we were contacted by Rachel Solomon from Te Ana Māori Rock-art Centre, in Timaru. She was wanting Toro Pikopiko Puppets to come down and make some rock-art puppets with her staff, for use in their local school visits and to go on display at the centre. After being taken to rock-art sites around Timaru by Te Ana guides, and making several excursions on our own, we led a puppet making wanaka with the Te Ana Māori Rock Art Centre kaimahi. After this we were inspired to create our own puppet musical, called Te Rerenga – The Flight, with characters based on Te Waipounamu rock-art and rock-art sites.


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