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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei present Rūaumoko to Government House Auckland

When Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei welcomed Dame Cindy and Dr Davies to Ōrākei Marae earlier this year, they presented Their Excellencies with a tukutuku panel that represents the maunga of Tāmaki Makaurau. Today, 'Rūaumoko' was unveiled in place in the Pavilion at Government House Auckland. The taonga takes its name from the Māori God of earthquakes and volcanoes.

Government House Auckland is situated at the base of Maungawhau/Mount Eden, which is one of the many dormant volcanoes that make up the landscape of Auckland. 

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Taiaha Hawke and Dame Cindy Kiro
 

 

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