• Twitter Basic Black
  • Facebook Basic Black
  • Black Instagram Icon

Registered Architects

Studio 104, 28 Waterloo Quay 
PO Box 595, Wellington, 6140  |  04 473 9777

Poutokomanawa Installation

October 19, 2015

Today was a big day on the BGI construction site as the 11-metre tall totara Pou was installed. The tree, gifted by Peter Benner and his wife Kerry has been transformed by Timu and carver Ihaia Puketapu and now boasts the magnificent Maori depiction of the 130+ year history of the Wellington youth organisation.

 

This Pou tokomanawa, traditionally the centre pole of a whare (meeting house) tells the story of the iwi (house). This symbolic heart of the structure welcomes young people and their whanau (family) to BGI and inspires future generations.

 

See the images below for the events of the day and watch out for a feature on Maori TV at 8:30pm on November 2nd.

 

Click here to see the project : link

Mangopare boys performed a moving haka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Recent Posts

March 25, 2018

February 1, 2018

August 10, 2017

April 13, 2017

April 12, 2017

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload