Ko Hoturoa is an ancient Maori carving. He was the commander of the Tainui canoe and the ancestor of the Tainui people. They include Ngāti Maniapoto as well as the tribes of Waikato, Hauraki and Ngāti Raukawa. This photograph was taken in the Te Parapara Garden, part of the amazing Hamilton Gardens. It demonstrates traditional Maori horticulture, with particular reference to Waikato.