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Te Pūatatangi ki Te Ika a Māui | by Dominic Scott Photography
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Te Pūatatangi ki Te Ika a Māui

The 5.2-metre-high cast bronze sculpture, called Te Pūatatangi ki Te Ika a Māui or Dawn Chorus on the Fish of Māui was created by celebrated artist Paul Dibble.

 

After more than a decade in development, it was unveiled and blessed by Rāngitane o Manawatū and stands at the entrance of Wildbase.

 

Dibble drew inspiration from the legend of Māui fishing up the North Island. The fish's large lips are holding up a piece of land from which a leafy tree stands, full of NZ birds.

 

(c) Dominic Scott 2020

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Taken on April 25, 2020