Explore the land, people, and stories of Rongowhakaata, an iwiiwitribe whose unique art reflects their innate creativity, rich history, and innovative spirit.
Rongowhakaata and Te Papa have worked together to create Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow. In this dramatic exhibition, discover awe-inspiring taongataongatreasures, innovative contemporary art, and powerful stories of survival and tenacity.
Get to know this small, but enduring iwi from the East Coast of the North Island, whose leaders and creativity have made a big impact across Aotearoa New Zealand. See their renowned whare whakairo Te Hau ki Tūranga in a new light – a high point of Rongowhakaata creative expression.