Posted by: sabrina | October 11, 2009

Giant Maori warrior as NZ icon

DOMINION POST: NEW ZEALAND does not seem to have a symbol of international significance – that could change with a giant bronze statue of a Maori warrior to be set up in Ngaruawahia in Waikato.

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MONUMENTAL: That is how the giant bronze Warrior could look like. (pic: STUFF)

“Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Statue of Liberty but they are both embraced by their nations. The Maori warrior could have exactly the same national and international significance.”, Wellington sculptor Dennis Hall says.

Hall would make the warrior over an estimated two years out of an steel frame, covered with a two centimetre thick bronze skin.

The idea is to create a statue that represents New Zealand and its culture in a way that is comparable with other internationally recognised monuments.

– read the whole story here

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CARROT-SIZE: The giant warrior in comparison to other landmarks (pic: STUFF)

The massive warrior is not New Zealand’s first giant statue. Other landmarks are:

– the giant Carrot in Ohakune

– the gumboot in Taihape

– the giant trout in Gore

– the L&P Bottle in Paeroa

– the Kiwi fruit in Te Puke

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  1. […] The controversial design had caused hefty debates since plans were revealed in October last year. […]


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