The Project

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.

Project Details

Location: Avon River Precinct

Project Management Office

153 Lichfield St, Christchurch

 03 941 7199

 03 344 1117

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