Category Archives: Taonga Maori

  • Maori Greenstone carving gifted to Obama

    Maori Greenstone carving gifted to Obama

    Aden Hoglund could be Hokitika’s best-kept secret but now that Barack Obama knows his name, word might start to get around. Hoglund, of Ngati Raukawa, has been carving pounamu for 23 years since completing a one-year course. When Prime Minister John Key met the United States President ...

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