Free with museum entry
24 JUN - 24 JULY, 2022

A special flock of Manu Rere, traditionally-made flying kites, lands at New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa for their first migrating flight away from their Hokianga nest.

Constructed by artist and weaver Ruth Woodbury (Ngatī Korokoro, Te Pouka, Ngatī Wharara, Te Hikutu), the development of each was inspired by the ancient story of Rāhiri the Ancestor, descendent of two Polynesian navigators, Kupe and Nukutawhiti. 

Check them out while they are on display for a month over the Matariki period from June 24 - July 24. 

About Ruth Woodbury 

Ruth Woodbury is a master weaver, artist and arts educator who centres her practice around intergenerational knowledge transfer and the activation of Māori cultural practices through cultivation of materials and fabrication of resources.

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Last updated: 01 June 2022