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E kore au e ngaro (kererū)
  • E kore au e ngaro (kererū)


    From an original painting by

    Rieko NZ

    "E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea."
    'I will never be lost, I am a seed sown from Rangiātea.'


    Archival Fine Art Print

    Hahnemühle archival satin paper

    Signed, numbered

    Edition 100

    Oval Image size 279*380mm

    Paper size 318*425mm

    • The kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) or New Zealand pigeon is native to New Zealand. Kererū pairs are monogamous, breeding over successive seasons and remaining together when not breeding. They construct nests with twigs in trees, with a single egg clutch. The kererū is vital to the dispersal of several native tree species because it is now the only surviving bird able to swallow the largest drupes (stone fruits) of the karaka, miro, tawa and taraire.

    • This whakataukī is a reminder to Māori of the historical, cultural and spiritual links to the past and is an affirmation that, no matter what happens, their identity as a people will remain strong because they know who they are and where they are from.

      This wakatataukī is sung as an Aotearoa folk song.

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