Takapuwahia Pou Photo Gallery
Two stunning pou are being crafted by Ngati Toa carver Tana Salzmann for the entrance into Takapuwahia.
The pou have been designed by Salzmann to depict the prows (Tauihu) and stern (Taurapa) of a waka and will be made of stainless steel and wood.
They will be erected on the north side Te Hiko St at the intersection with Titahi Bay Rd and across the road from harbour's edge.
The work is being done as part of the Porirua City Council's Village Planning Programme. To find out more about the programme visit the Village Planning Programme home page
Below are a range of photographs showing Tana and his work.
The photograph above shows Ngati Toa carver Tana Salzmann at work on the Pou in his Takapuwahia workshop
The photograph above shows a view of what the carved figure and stainless steel work will look together once the Pou is complete.
The photograph above gives a close-up view of the figure representing the Ngati Toa ancestor Toa Rangatira that will form part of the Pou.
The photograph above gives a view of the stainless steel work that will form part of the Pou. Also in the picture are the artists impressions of how the Pou will look once complete.
The photograph above shows the detailed carving work that will form part of the Pou
The photograph above shows the detailed design that has been cut into the stainless steel that will form part of the Pou.
The photograph above gives a close up view of carver Tana Salzmann's hands as he works on the detailed wooden carving for the Pou.
The photograph above shows a view of carver Tana Salmann's tools and the partially completed Pou in his Takapuwahia workshop.