The name Haumanu means to revive, to restore to health. It is made up of two kupu (words): 'hau' meaning breath, air or wind; and 'manu', meaning bird. Created using the same techniques that have been used to build waka for generations, Haumanu is lashed together from many trees to form one mighty whole.
Haumanu's full title includes a question: 'Will you breathe for me?'. The tree is starting a conversation, reminding us that humans are just one small part of a vast network of life.
As you explore Haumanu's world, you'll discover all sorts of sounds and hidden surprises. Don't forget to look up at the canopy – can you spot the tohu (designs)?