Ngati Whatua o Kaipara

Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, representing five marae along the shores of the harbour, drove the treaty settlement process on behalf of claimants through to a successful settlement in 2012. Paradigm designed an identity for the group utilising a karetao or tokoraurape, a traditional Maori animated carved figure created by Bernard Makoare. Used to assist in story telling, very few karetao survived. There is now a resurgence of interest amongst artists to recreate and foster this special craft.