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In recognition of Waitangi Day and as an extension of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery exhibition Our Hearts of Darkness 2015, a symbolic event was held on 5th February 2016 to present a community weaving project Te Korowai Rangimarie to Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki.
Inspired by an artwork by Parihaka artist Ngahina Hohaia, a Walk of Peace followed the footsteps of prisoners from Parihaka in 1881 along Queen St and past the court house. The procession carried Te Korowai Rangimarie created by four master weavers and Taranaki community members, that was made as part of the Govett-Brewster’s White Ribbon Day support project.
Walk of Peace crossed the court house lawn, and continued to Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki on Powderham Street for a whakatau welcome.
- see Radio New Zealand report from Robin Martin "Silent Hikoi Remembers Parihaka"
- see Taranaki Daily News report by Hannah Lee "Taranaki Waitangi weekend kicks off with silent walk of contemplation"
"Hikoi traces footsteps of Parihaka prisoners"
Checkpoint with John Campbell
Radio New Zealand National 5th February 2016