20 Dec 2023

Hawke's Bay youth learning traditional Māori carving on old power pole

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 20 December 2023

Hawke's Bay youth are learning traditional Māori carving by turning a power pole into a couple of pou, under the guidance of a local master.

The power pole was damaged during Cyclone Gabrielle, so lines company Unison donated it to the YMCA to be carved into pou that will stand tall outside the Hastings building.

Reporter Lauren Crimp went to see the artists in action.