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How are aspects of local mana whenua incorporated?

Ngāti Te Whiti are part of the project team and through consultation have shaped the design and crucial narrative element of the project which includes:

  • Maramataka physical features that highlight the Māori lunar calendar.
  • Sculptures of Te Wheke-a-Muturangi that highlights Kupe, an important figure in Māori folklore.
  • The star of Puanga and constellation of Matariki are incorporated into play towers.
  • Sensory stimulation features include aspects of local Motu, flora and fauna.