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.

This photograph shows Ngati Toa carver Tana Salzmann at work on the Pou in his Takapuwahia workshop.

The photograph above shows Ngati Toa carver Tana Salzmann at work on the Pou in his Takapuwahia workshop

This photograph 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 close-up view of the figure representing the Ngati Toa ancestor Toa Rangatira that will form part of the Pou.

This photograph gives a view of the stainless steel work 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.

This photograph shows the detailed carving work that will form part of the Pou.

The photograph above shows the detailed carving work that will form part of the Pou

 

This photograph shows a view of carver Tana Salmann's tools and the partially completed Pou in his Takapuwahia workshop.

 

The photograph above shows a view of carver Tana Salmann's tools and the partially completed Pou in his Takapuwahia workshop.

 

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