Te Marae o Rongotaketake - Redressing our Kahungunu History


Aratoi in partnership with local iwi Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa is developing a large-scale exhibition redressing the long and rich history of the Wairarapa region and involving major loans of taonga from national and international private and public collections.

The exhibition title has a conceptual depth and a strong historical link to Kahungunu's repudiation of the Crowns land purchases taken under duress, the exhibition is as much about the future as the past and is more about harmony than conflict.


19th century Matau fish hook found in a hollow tree at Pukengaki, carved by Jacob Heberley.

Homepage image credit:
Korere/Feeding funnel from Pukengaki area. Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hiro.
Photo by Adam Simpson.


8 April 2017 - 3 September 2017