New Zealand

Festivities inspire carving of a traditional Māori post

A group of younger youth in the Somerfield neighborhood of Christchurch have collaborated with friends knowledgeable in Tikanga Māori to design a pou - a traditional Māori post. The youth commissioned a local carver who crafted the beam of recycled mātai according to their design, as they read stories from the life of Bahá’u’lláh. The carving was placed beside a native tree being planted by the community in honour of the celebrations at the Ernle Clark Reserve, during a ceremony as part of the bicentenary commemorations.