First meetings commemorated

THE PAIN OF TAIRAWHITI: A painted clay sculpture called Nga mamae o te Tairawhiti (the pain of Tairawhiti) won Melanie Tangaere Baldwin first prize at last year’s Te Ha art awards.
Picture by Liam Clayton
ART AND MUSIC: Guests at the opening night of last year’s Te Ha Art Awards were treated to not just visual art but a performance of Handel’s Ombra mai fu, from Serse, and V’adoro pupille, from Giulio Cesare, also by Handel, sung by Madeleine Jones (left) with Hemi Porou on harpsichord. File picture
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