50 Turapa have been completed by members of Te Ropu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa all around the Aotearoa. There are 26 from Rotorua, Hamilton, Gisborne, Kapiti Coast, Otaki, Uawa, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotoiti and those from this district – Geraldine Karekare, Mere Walker and her group, Jacqueline Tarei-McRae and her group all from Kawerau with Glenda Hape from  Whakatane.

Last Saturday the Turapa were displayed in Rotoiti before making the journey to America to cover a wall in United Nations House in New York.

The treasures are tukutuku panels which cover a rimu wall which was sent from Aotearoa in the 1950s to adorn a wall. The Aotearoa commemoration art will be seen by all those people who will visit the United Nations House.

Rima tekau nga Turapa kua oti te whatu na nga tangata no Te Ropu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa huri noa i Te Ika-a-Maui rua tekau ma ono ratau no Rotorua,  Kirikiriroa, Turanga-nui-a-Kiwa, Kapiti, Otaki, Uawa, Tamaki-makau-rau, Te Tai Tokerau, Rotoiti, me era no tenei takiwa a Geraldine Karekare, ratau ko Mere Walker me tana rōpū, Jacqueline Tarei McRae me tana rōpū o Kawerau mutu ake i a Glenda Hape o Whakatane. No te Rahoroi nei te whakaaturanga o nga Turapa i Rotoiti e whakawhiti atu ana ki Amerika kia uwhia tetahi pakitara o te Whare Paremata Kotahitanga o Te Ao kei New York. He tukutuku nga taonga nei ka piri ki runga i te pakitara rimu rakau no Aotearoa tawhito nei i nga tau rima tekau o tera rautau. No te maumaharatanga o Aotearoa ka kite a kanohi i te nga iwi katoa e kuhu haere ana ki tera Whare Paremata Kotahitanga o te Ao