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The Whatonga steel sculpture sits at the top, halfway point of the Tawa Loop Track, above Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge. The walk starts at the Ashhurst end of the Gorge

At 6 metres tall, Whatonga is a contemporary sculpture and was paid for by the Manawatu Gorge Biodiversity stakeholder group. It depicts historical seafarer and Rangitane chief Whatonga, who came to these shores in the 12th century, as one of the captains of the Kurahaupo Waka.

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2021P_IMCA-DigitalArchive_ 034706
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The Whatonga sculpture, Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge
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IMCA Digital Archive
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Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge
Date
May 5, 2021

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Ian Matheson City Archives

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