The Arahura River Bed
Mountains above the Arahura
Nathalie found a piece of pounamu
Below: The tikanga, or correct way of doing things
Can you spot the pounamu?
Below: Bed of...
Smoked eel, or tuna, in Maori (pronounced Tuh-na)
Before dinner, I met Jo's husband, Bob, whom I found out is a pounamu carver! The day just got better and better! Didn't expect that bit of luck! Bob took me out to his workshop and showed me how pounamu is carved. Hope you enjoy the tour!
Below: a tour of the workshop
Below, some of the carvings Bob has made. Aren't they beautiful?!
In conclusion, I'd like to thank Mawhera Incorporation, Mika Mason, Jo, Marge, Nathalie and Bob for this very cool day. I learned a lot!