Ka kotahi te poi ki te ringa, ki te karakia, ki te waiata hoki, i roto o Taranaki. Paruhi tonu ana te karere i tana pāoho kōrero ki ia uki. Ka wheriko mai te mana me te kaha i ngā taonga poi manu. Ka whakamānawatia ngā kupu me ngā mahi rangatira a ngā poukuia me ngā tauheke i tiaki, i kawe tonu i te poi tae rawa mai ki hēnei rangi.
In Taranaki, poi interwoven with hand, karakia and waiata are one.
The message carried is complete as it delivers pivotal documents in the form of oral literature to each generation.
Ko Taku Poi Te Manu shares a glimpse into the powerful and poetic taonga of poi manu.
This exhibition honours the words and works of the women and men who have protected and carried it through to today and features the work of artist Ngāhina Hohaia.
On long-term display in Te Takapou Whāriki, Puke Ariki Museum.