On behalf of Central Kids Taumarunui, we would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the money received from the Creative Communities Grant. This enabled us to install a Waharoa/entrance way carving for our Centre.
We held a very special unveiling of our new Waharoa was held on Friday the 2nd October. The carving was created by local artist James Cannon. The opening mihi was led by Kaumatua Huitau Rakaupai.
The Waharoa gives our Centre a more prominent face in our Taumarunui community. The imagery of the Waharoa has its basis in the waiata “Anei te Moemoea”.
At the ceremony, James spoke saying “this Waharoa/Entranceway is a welcoming into our Centre, it is an interpretation of Central Kids’ waiata “Anei te Moemoea”. This waiata speaks of growth and transformation of the child guided by their protectors and community through their journey here with us. It is metahporic of a seedling, growing strongtly towards the vivid blue sky becoming a more established plant blooming brightly”.
Once again thank you for your support – the Waharoa will be a positive symbol for our Centre in the community.