maumahara mo waiparuru
remembering ancient pathways
The stone and steel markers of Maumahara mo Waiparuru trace a meandering pathway reminiscent of that traveled by the Waiparuru Stream on its way through the ancient Grafton Gully to the Waitemata harbour. This pathway is a passage of time and a journey of release. It is a prayer for deepening our relationships with the land and the stories of our human cultures embedded within it.
Special acknowledgement and gratitude to Ngarimu Blair (Ngati Whatua o Orakei) and Pita Turei (Ngai Tai ki Tamaki), creative collaborators in the research and conceiving of this work.
The project was an integral element of the Grafton Gully Motorway Project, which expanded the scale of the roading network leading to Auckland’s port, adding a significant layer of change to the landscape story in the heart of Auckland City.
Client: Freeflow Alliance (Transit New Zealand, Beca, Higgins & Fletcher) on behalf of Transit New Zealand in association with Auckland City Council.
Project team: Caroline Robinson of Cabal, Freeflow partners, Springbank General Metalwork Pita Turei - Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Ngarimu Blair -Ngati Whatua O Orakei
100m x 30m
earth, basalt stone, concrete, steel
Photos: Philip Solay, Simon Devitt, Caroline Robinson of Cabal