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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

    • 1. (noun) New Zealand pigeon, kererū, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae - a large green, copper and white native bush pigeon which was eaten by Māori. Kererū were one of two foods harvested during the Māori new year. 

    • 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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