Maikara Ropata and special guest artist Emily Karaka


More than 200 art and culture enthusiasts attended the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Waitangi-themed exhibition opening last Friday night, with the queue for the powhiri extending around the block. The presence of legendary Maori artist and activist Emily Karaka was a definite highlight, and the exhibition was very well received overall. Te Kohao O Te Ngira, Eye of the Needle, and Grid are open until 18 February. •

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