The promenade along Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct also incorporates the Ngā Whāriki Manaaki (stone weaving patterns). Three of 13 panels have now been completed. The concept of Ngā Whāriki Manaaki weaving designs is to depict the protocols of welcome on the marae. They represent the value of caring for manuhiri or visitors and the Whāriki will welcome everyone who is visiting Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.
The Whāriki were designed by Ngāi Tahu weaving artists Reihana Parata and Morehu Flutey-Henare. A group of He Toki civil skills students were invited by Ōtākaro to pave the Whāriki located in the Park of Remembrance. They placed 3557 ceramic pieces across five days to finish the job.