The Mine Bay Māori Rock Carving of Ngatoroirangi by Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell on Lake Taupo, North Island, New Zealand
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Info. The Mine Bay Māori Rock Carving of Ngatoroirangi by Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell
We’re on New Zealand's North Island, looking at the Ngatoroirangi rock carving in Mine Bay, by Māori artist Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell. This artwork is part of a larger collection of carvings on the edge of Lake Taupo and has become a big tourist attraction despite being accessible only by boat. The artwork, which took four years to make, is a tribute to Māori ancestors and guardians, and the integral roles they play in the Indigenous Māori culture.