Te Kaha

is creating Te Kaha Pounamu



About Te Kaha

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You can help support our family and our ongoing Pounamu work by 'Becoming a Patron', and be part of a community where we'll be sharing special resources, knowledge and news. Your help will allow us to continue to share the language of Pounamu, and to regenerate and develop the Tuhoe land we live on - where we are working toward accepting visitors for Pounamu workshops and experiences on this sacred whenua.

About Te Kaha 

Te Kaha's life and his view of the world is filtered through the lens of Pounamu and its wisdom.

As well as hand-carving unique taonga (treasures), he travels the world sharing the language of Pounamu and facilitates waanaga (workshops) to encourage all people to connect with their inner self using the mauri of the Pounamu.

In the Pounamu world that Te Kaha lives within, working and shaping the stone is about being able to take the self out of the equation and let the tipuna (ancestors) and the wairua (essence) come to the fore to reveal the true taonga that is the Pounamu.

He is shaped by his tipuna, polished like the Pounamu, and guided by ngaa Atua within Te Whei Ao ki te Ao Marama, (within the world of being, the world of light.)

Whaanau (Family)

Christina is self-taught in her work with silver and other materials, and contributes with the crafting of the Pounamu in making one-off pieces, including rings and earrings, as well as assisting with the binding of the taonga.

Christina and Te Kaha met through the Pounamu in 2001, and are now married with three wonderful children.

They live on one of the sacred mountains of Te Kaha's people, in the North-Eastern edge of the Urewera - his tribal homeland - as part of the whenua that produced him and his family.

As a whaanau, they live, connect with and work the Pounamu together.

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