Kāpehu Whetū

The Details

Name - Kāpehu Whetū

Location - Panmure Town

Created By - Louis Mikaere | Ngāi Te Rangi

Sponsor - Panmure Business Association

Design Inspiration

Kāpehu Whētu means Star Compass, which refers to the whales as guiders of the sea. A lot of old Māori stories talk about the relationship with whales, and how precious they were as friends. Some say that they even guided Māori here to Aotearoa. Whales were very precious and should be held the same to this day.

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