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Nga Huruhuru Rangatira, "the feathers of the chief", forms a 6.4-metre high archway, which in this view frames the Clocktower. It stands on the corner of The Square and Church Street, and is illuminated at night. The stylised giant huia feathers are the creation of Massey University Professor of Maori Visual Arts Robert Jahnke. Crafted from 3000 kilograms of ground stainless steel, it features three feathers on one side, and two on the other, representing a coming together of Maori cultural references and Western knowledge. Cutaway sections on the columns are in the shape of huia. The work is the ninth $100,000 sculpture the trust and the Council have paid for.

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2016P_IMCA-DigitalArchive_013394
Title
Nga Huruhuru Rangatira public sculpture
Format
Born Digital
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IMCA Digital Archive
Date
December 11, 2016

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Palmerston North

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