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Published on Feb 28, 2010
Pt 1 of 3 In 1984 an exhibition of sacred Māori taonga travelled to the USA Waka Huia TVNZ 28 Feb 2010 English Version - I te tau kotahi mano e iwa rau e waru tekau mā whā i whakawhiti atu ētahi taonga me tētahi tira kaumātua ki Amerika i raro i te kaupapa o Te Māori arā, kia riro mā rātou hei whakaatu i te wairua Māori, i te ngākau Māori, i te kanohi Māori ki te ao.
Nō tēnei whakakitenga whakahirahira hoki te orokohanga o te hōtaka nei a Waka Huia. I te huringa o te rua tekau mā rima tau mai i te whakatuwheratanga o te whakakitenga nei ka whakanui a Waka Huia i a Te Māori.
In 1984, one hundred and seventy four taonga and a group of kaumātua travelled to the USA. They were there to support Te Māori an exhibition of sacred Māori taonga.
This exhibition is also the genesis of our own taonga, Waka Huia. Twenty five years after the opening of this exhibition in New York Waka Huia celebrates Te Māori.