20190228_204312.jpg Pictured is the tekoteko , carved figurines, representing ancestors of the Ngati Whatua,the iwi( tribe)  whose main marae is where I was working today,at Orakei ,Auckland.

Fascinating and fearsome in black! The bird of prey at the bottom is different to many such meeting houses – I need to look into the story behind it,and all three figurines,will get back if I find out more….