10AM-5PM UNTIL SUN 8 AUG
COMMUNITY-LED ACTIVATIONS: SAT 10 JUL & SAT 7 AUG
GRAND FOYER
FREE

Join us for the first exhibition in our new community-led gallery, the Te Taunga Community Hub!

Auckland's Mauke community presents Te Mekameka o toku Ipukarea: The Treasures of my Homeland.

Through personal stories, members of the community share how their taonga reflects their heritage and culture, past and present.


Tivaivai made by Rai Oti Brothers

Te Taunga means “the landing place.”

Te Taunga means “the landing place.”

Like Tāmaki Makaurau itself, the Te Taunga Community Hub is a place of arrival and a coming together of people. 

In the Te Taunga Community Hub, Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum celebrates the diverse communties of Tāmaki Makaurau by inviting them into the space to create their own exhibit. Our visitors will experience a community's story not through the Museum’s interpretation, but through the eyes of the community itself. The Cook Islands Mauke community is the first to be hosted in the gallery with their exhibition Te Mekameka o toku Ipukarea: The Treasures of my Homeland.

Through their personal stories, members of the Mauke community share how their taonga reflect their rich heritage and culture, and how they have made a home in Tamaki Mākaurau.

Everything you find in the gallery has been chosen by the community to tell their story, from the treasures themselves, to the labels, the signage, and the lighting.

On Saturday 10 July and Saturday 7 August, the community will be leading their own activations in the gallery for the public.


Dancers: Costumes from Action Song of Tamuera Ariki, Akatokamanava Te Maeva Nui 2019