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You find this Maori carving at the Akaroa Reserve, high above the harbour. It depicts Tawhiri Matea, the God of the Wind.
Really a very appropriate place for that wooden statue ? although you might not get this impression on a calm day ;-)
It was designed and carved by a local artist named Simon Rodgers from Onuku in 2000.
Update 25 Nov. 2012
The wooden statue has disappeared from the reserve, probably only temporarily while an upgrade of the tip of reserve is being made. If I do not see it on my next visit I will investigate what has happened to it. - The reserve is still worth a visit (if not crazy people let their half a dozen dogs run free and chase you, as happened yesterday) because from the last shelter (where the carving used to sit) you have a fantastic view of Akaroa Harbour and Akaroa.
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