Ko Hoturoa

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.

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