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How We Belong: Te Parawhau and the Mangrove Tree

MaC VII How We Belong: Te Parawhau and the Mangrove Tree This post considers the connections between a native tree and a Northland hapū through the naming of one of their community buildings. It explores the importance of the local natural environment and its role in shaping an architectural metaphor.   Te hana ‘the radiance’ … Continue reading How We Belong: Te Parawhau and the Mangrove Tree