So a bronze statue of an old maori king is to be unveiled in Hamilton, but the current King can’t be arsed to turn up for it and will send his felon son instead.
It’s all class in Maori kingdom.
The unveiling of a bronze sculpture of the second Maori King is an historic moment for Hamilton, says the city’s mayor.
Noted Kiwi artist Gary Schofield created the sculpture of Kiingi Tawhiao Matutaera Potatau Te Wherewhero back in the 1980s, but always planned to gift it to the city to mark its 150th anniversary.
And with Schofield visiting the country and Hamilton celebrating its 150th this month, today’s the day when the sculpture will finally be unveiled at Waikato Museum. Read more »