Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

1 Tennyson St, Napier

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi.

Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the land.

Ten taonga riri (weapons) have recently come out of storage and are on now on display - some have not been exhibited for over 100 years'. They are representative of the nearly 200 taiaha and tewhatewha held in the collection, ranging from pre-contact through to the 1940s they show a variety of styles and materials.

One of the items on display is a beautiful whale-bone taiaha, and if you look closely you will see one eye has been rimmed with red wax and the other with paua - making for an unusual finished look.

Another has a noticeable bulge in the binding. We know from other museums (which have X-rayed similar taonga) that items such as teeth or pounamu can be held within this wrapping - one day the mystery of this taiaha may be revealed!

When

Tue 27th Oct 2020, 9:30am

Wed 28th Oct 2020, 9:30am

Thu 29th Oct 2020, 9:30am

Fri 30th Oct 2020, 9:30am

Sat 31st Oct 2020, 9:30am

Sun 1st Nov 2020, 9:30am

Mon 2nd Nov 2020, 9:30am

Tue 3rd Nov 2020, 9:30am

Wed 4th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Thu 5th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Fri 6th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sat 7th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sun 8th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Mon 9th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Tue 10th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Wed 11th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Thu 12th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Fri 13th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sat 14th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sun 15th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Mon 16th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Tue 17th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Wed 18th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Thu 19th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Fri 20th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sat 21st Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sun 22nd Nov 2020, 9:30am

Mon 23rd Nov 2020, 9:30am

Tue 24th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Wed 25th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Thu 26th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Fri 27th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sat 28th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Sun 29th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Mon 30th Nov 2020, 9:30am

Tue 1st Dec 2020, 9:30am

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 9:30am

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 9:30am

Fri 4th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sat 5th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sun 6th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Mon 7th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Tue 8th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Wed 9th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Thu 10th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Fri 11th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sat 12th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sun 13th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Mon 14th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Tue 15th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Wed 16th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Thu 17th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Fri 18th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sat 19th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sun 20th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Mon 21st Dec 2020, 9:30am

Tue 22nd Dec 2020, 9:30am

Wed 23rd Dec 2020, 9:30am

Thu 24th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sat 26th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Sun 27th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Mon 28th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Tue 29th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Wed 30th Dec 2020, 9:30am

Thu 31st Dec 2020, 9:30am

Where

MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

1 Tennyson St, Napier