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New Zealand's Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Centre
2010 Nov 23

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NEW CULTURAL TOURISM CENTRE SHOWCASE FOR ANCIENT ART FORM

Media Release
23 November 2010



Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Centre, an interactive tourism attraction housing the largest and most significant collection of Māori rock art in the world, will be officially opened at a special ceremony to be held in Timaru on Friday 10 December.

The event to be attended by some 200 invited guests including Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon, Sir Tipene O’Regan, the local mayors and members of parliament, will begin with a blessing at 11.30am and will be followed by a pōwhiri to officially welcome guests.

“The centre is hugely significant for Ngāi Tahu. It is the culmination of years of hard work and devotion to protecting and preserving this important cultural and historical toanga for the iwi and now we have the perfect showcase for sharing it with the world”, says Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon.

The art of visual story telling through rock drawing is one of the oldest recorded art forms, dating back as far as 40,000 years in some countries. The South Island of New Zealand and in particular the Aoraki region is well known for its historic rock art sites with more than 500 sites recorded within Ngai Tahu’s tribal boundaries. . Māori rock art paint was made from animal or bird fat mixed with vegetable gum and soot or kokowai (red ochre) to make black or red paint and was believed to have the qualities required for lasting the test of time.

“Te Ana will offer a genuine cultural interpretation of the rock art from this region. Visitors will be taken on a unique journey through the rich cultural history of Ngāi Tahu via interactive multi sensory displays supported / hosted by our especially trained local guides,” says Amanda Symon, Curator for the Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Trust.

“We are pretty excited about what the future holds. With growing interest internationally in rock art and a significant rise in cultural tourism we are projecting that Te Ana is likely to attract up to 34,000 visitors each year. That’s a huge boost in terms of the protection of the rock art – as all profits from Te Ana will be used for that purpose – but also for the South Canterbury economy, and as a great source of employment for the locals,” says Symon.

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Te Ana, Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Centre
2 George St
Timaru
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