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Tukutuku PanelAbout the tukutuku

Thirty three Christchurch City Libraries staff teams — from managers to shelvers — have created their own unique contemporary tukutuku panels with help from customers during Matariki. They will commemorate the 150th anniversary of public library service in Christchurch and adorn the walls of your libraries for the next 150 years. You can help us decide on the best commemorative tukutuku panel by filling out our simple online poll.

Library teams have taken up the challenge to create tukutuku out of contemporary materials, using plastic, wool, ribbons, beading, computer parts and cables to represent their work, community and environment. It has been a team-building exercise during which the skills of communication, co-operation and co-ordination have gone hand in hand with design and creative techniques such as weaving, embroidering, braiding, gluing, and painting.

During Matariki, library customers also took the opportunity to contribute to the panels and learn some of the techniques and symbolism involved or simply watch library staff in action as they worked on their panel.


The panels are below for you to view and vote on. Click on the image of the tukutuku panel to view a large version, click the “Vote for Me” button below the panel to vote for that panel. If you’d prefer to have a close-up look at the panels, visit South Library Friday 24 July until Wednesday 26 August. Have a look and vote — it’s that easy.

>>> Many thanks to Moheka Williams for this panui.



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