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Rob Thorne: Part 10 (on Ngati Tumutumu) - VIDEO

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Rob Thorne identifies as Ngāti Tumutumu, of Mt Te Aroha on the Hauraki Plains. Tumutumu is also the name given to a pūoro, usually understood as a term from Te Waipounamu to indicate the striking together of small stones.

In this final instalment of our interview with Rob, he delves into the mystery of whether there is a link between the Ngati Tumutumu the iwi and taonga pūoro.

Filmed and edited by Chris Watson for the Resound Project (funded by NZ On Air).

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A Resound film