Pania's World

Explore the long ago world of Pania, creature from the sea, and her husband Karitoki. A giant waka, intricate carvings, tools, instruments, adornments and many other traditional items are displayed in MTG's taonga exhibition, Tenei Tonu.

Date Ongoing
Duration One and a half hours
Years Years 1 - 8
Cost $2.50 per primary/intermediate student; accompanying adults free; self-guided exhibition visits free
Venue MTG Hawke's Bay
Learning Areas Social Sciences, History, Arts

Pounamu Banner Education 

The story of Pānia is a Napier story which not only explains a very famous landmark, the Pānia Reef, but also tells us much about the times and beliefs held in traditional Māori society. Our taonga exhibition, Tēnei Tonu, offers a chance to view real objects from this time, such as waka (canoes) and hoe (paddles), and to understand cultural beliefs and an earlier way of life.

The education programme includes a retelling of Pānia's story, student exploration of the Tēnei Tonu exhibition, waiata and karakia, the laying of a mauri stone and a follow-up craft activity back in the classroom. 

For more information phone Gaynor on (06) 833 9788, or book now

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