Ngaa Ringa WhaoCarvers
Ngaa Ringa Whao complete a number of cultural footprint projects, making Waikato look and feel more like Waikato. These projects include the Waikato University Paa Project, Te Arikinui Pullman, ACC and Novotel Tainui.
Ngaa Ringa Whao concentrates on ensuring Kiingitanga and Waikato narratives are embedded into physical projects and live on for generations.
In 1932, Piri Poutapu established a carving school at Tuurangawaewae as per the wishes of Princess Te Puea. This school bred generations of internationally recognised indigenous Carvers, and still is in operation today, adhering to the same practices and Tikanga that have been handed down over four generations.