Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is Te Aho a Maui (Maui's Line), in Wellington's Civic Square.
Maui is the legendary figure who fished up the North Island. The design is symbolic of the land meeting the sea - and in fact it follows on from the City to Sea Bridge that I wrote about here on Monday and last Saturday. Te Aho a Maui is represented by the terracotta paving unravelling from the mountains to the sea. The mountain and adjacent waterfalls represent and reflect the complexities of New Zealand's heritage.