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Visit: Enduring friendships: A Hei Tiki Talk

Wednesday 3 May, 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Join Dougal Austin (Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, Waitaha) Kura Pounamu Senior Curator Mātauranga
Māori from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in a korero and kapu tī. You will learn about
the various forms and features of our most ubiquitous taonga from the author of the enigmatic
Te Hei Tiki (2019) book.

This talk will be followed by morning tea in the Helen Smith Room.

Brought to you in partnership with The Friends of Pātaka and The Friends of Te Papa.


Location: Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua. 

Parking & Public Transport:

The Te Rauparaha Arena carpark behind and adjacent to Pātaka has free, 3 hour parking for people
attending events at Pātaka.

Pātaka is within walking distance from the railway station, or 230 and 236 buses from the
railway station stop outside.


Feature image: Hei tiki (pendant in human form), 2008, made by Lewis Tamihana Gardiner of the tribes Ngāi Tahu,
Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, and Te Whānau-a-Apanui, New Zealand. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (ME024001)



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Wednesday 3 May
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua
Cnr Norrie and Parumoana Streets
Porirua, New Zealand
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The Friends Of Pataka in association with the Friends of Te Papa