Exhibition

Fenoga Tāoga Niue I Aotearoa

Niue Heritage Journey In Aotearoa

18 Nov 2023 - 11 Feb 2024

WEST GALLERY

Celebrating the 30 – year journey of Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc, based in Ōtāhuhu since 1993.  

Featuring projects and treasures made by Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc, this exhibition honours over 50 loved ones who have since passed on and the wealth of knowledges, skills and wisdom of the current members – tāoga, treasures. 

From the villages of Tuapa Uhomotu, Alofi, Namukulu, Makefu, Liku, Hikutavake, Hakupu, Avatele, Tamakautoga, Mutalau and Toi, the Falepipi he Mafola Group has been meeting at the Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Community Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland every Thursday from 10am to 2pm since 1993 and continues to do so. It plays an invaluable role in continuing, revolving and preserving the knowledges and practices of Niuean culture and heritage in Aotearoa. 

The Fenoga Tāoga Niue I Aotearoa – Niue Heritage Journey In Aotearoa season at Pātaka represents a homecoming for some of the Falepipi he Mafola group, including founding member, Molima Molly Pihigia QSM, who spent many years living in Porirua. 

Image : Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handicraft Group Inc, 2022
Courtesy of Falepipi he Mafola Group Inc. Photography by Toaki Okano.

Ko e taonaga mahuiga he 30 tau he fenoga Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc ne gahua i Otahuhu tali mai he tau 1993.

Ko e Tau fakaholoaga mo e tau Taoga ne matutaki e matakau Falepipi he Mafola ki ai kua  manatu e tau lilifu ne molea e 50 he momole atu mo e ha lautolu a tau olatia lotomatala,  tufuga lima mo e pulotu ne auloa mo lautolu ke lagaki e tau taoga mahuiga ai nei.

Mai he tau maaga ko Tuapa Uhomotu, Alofi, Namukulu, Makefu, Liku, Hikutavake, Hakupu, Avatele, Tamakautoga, Mutalau, mo Toi. Ne fakalataha tumau e matakau Falepipi he Mafola ke he Otahuhu Town Hall and Community Center i Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland he tau aho Tuloto he matahola 10 kehe matahola 2 tali mai he 1993 ke he magaaho nei. Kua matutaki ke fakamau mo e fakaholo ki mua e lotomatala he fakafetuiaga, tau gahua taoga motu mo e moui he tagata Niue he  nofo i Aotearoa. 

Ko e  Fakatata “Fenoga Taoga Niue i Aotearoa - Niue Heritage Journey in Aotearoa” kua hoko mai ke he Pataka mo e falu he matakau Falepipi he Mafola fakalataha mo ia ne haitia mo e tamata ko Molima Molly Pihigia QSM ne leva foki hana nofo he maaga nei ko Porirua. 

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Image : Potu Laufā Kulati / Pandanus Mat with Wool, 2003

Courtesy of Falepipi he Mafola Group Inc. Photography by Toaki Okano.

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EXHIBITION OPENING NOVEMBER 2023

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