Borman Road and
Resolution Drive roundabout


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Phone: 07 838 6699

The Awakening Lifeforce of Matariki
Seven vertical waka placed in the formation of the Kingitanga symbol of the Matariki star consellation, stand firm in the centre of a roundabout in Rototuna. Symbols on the waka tell stories of the rich hertiage and history of the area.  Embedded into the top of each waka are symbols representing tangata; the human history of the land.  And at the base are symbols representing Whenua; the natural history of the land. A cluster of wild tuna, or eel, made from aluminium, are massed together and suspensed in the centre of the work, representing the annual migration of Tonga.

Sculptor:  Dion Hitchens
Materials:   Cedar, corteen steel, aluminium and epoxy
Date:          2011