October 15, 2019
Koru mural for traditional Māori playground
A new mural will be unveiled this weekend at what’s called the country’s first traditional Māori playground.
Te Māra Hūpara in Walmsley Park in Mount Roskill was developed with the assistance of traditional Māori games expert Harko Brown and includes a tōrere tree for climbing, giant upturned ancient kauri log roots or te ko-uru, several dozen hīkeikei to hop, jump and walk over, and a series of wera-te-paatu to practice agility, speed and balance.
Now it will be overlooked by a mural is designed by high school student Terina Hauraki, who has used Māori koru patterns to represent the bringing together of the diverse cultures, communities and families in Mount Roskill.
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