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Karaitiana Rurehe

Mātanga Whakairo
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
Wānanga
Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau o Aotearoa

Description Karaitiana is one of our Mātanga Whakairo carvers. A graduate from the 38th intake in 2014 – Karaitiana has been carving since high school and was encouraged by his kura (school) to enrol at Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau. During his time at NZMACI Karaitiana has contributed to various projects such as Te Mahau: Ko Te Matatini for the biennial kapa haka festival in 2013, as well as restoration work on various Marae nationwide.

Karaitiana is one of our Mātanga Whakairo carvers. A graduate from the 38th intake in 2014 – Karaitiana has been carving since high school and was encouraged by his kura (school) to enrol at Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau. During his time at NZMACI Karaitiana has contributed to various projects such as Te Mahau: Ko Te Matatini for the biennial kapa haka festival in 2013, as well as restoration work on various Marae nationwide.

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