Ngā Kete Wānanga
Also known as Baskets of Learning, this pole tells the story of Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and his journey to gain the three baskets of knowledge from Tikitiki-O-Ranginui, the highest heavens.
Tāne-nui-a-Rangi, was the progenitor of mankind, of the forests and all the creatures of the forest, ascended through the many realms to the uppermost realm, occupied only by Io-Matua-Kore, God-the-Parentless, and there obtained from Io-Matua-Kore the three baskets of knowledge. Tāne returned to Earth with the knowledge, and there created humankind from the Earth.'
|Location||Rosebery Street/ Bridge Street corner|
|Materials||Pine, woven flax, paua, set in ground|
|Artist||Josh Manuel & Ana Anderson (flax work)|
|Definition of Name||Ngā - the (pl.)
Kete - basket, kit
Wānanga - to meet and discuss or learn
|Definition Interpretation||To talk discuss, interact and learn via an area or medium, in this case, the basket.; and to gather the multitude of knowledge, learning, within the basket(s).|