The tukutuku panel presents an artistic expression of Te Oro’s visual identity.
The tukutuku panel presents an artistic expression of Te Oro’s visual identity. The identity was created by designers Alt Group in partnership with Ngāti Pāoa, with the endorsement of Ngāti Whatua and Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki. Tapa Toru, the repeated triangular pattern, is a refer¬ence to Maungarei - Mt Wellington. The past and the future visually reverberates optically through the pattern.
Te Roopū Raranga o Tāmaki Makaurau is the collective of artists and weavers responsible for creating the tukutuku panel for Te Oro. The physical process of creating tukutuku, as well as the act of binding, coming together and the reciprocity of people working together, reflects the vision and goals established in the community charter for Te Oro.
Lorna Rikihana and Kelly Dixon from Ngāti Pāoa, Bernie Papa and Tanya White from Ngāti Whātua, and Tessa Harris and Huhana Turei from Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki were the weavers involved in the project. Based at Ruapotaka Marae they created the tukutuku over a two- month period in 2015 working with local community.