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    The Talking Pole of Tokoroa (Nga Pou Pou Korero)

    by GirlFromTOK Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    First unveiled in June 1998, this first of many talking poles erected around Tokoroa, received worldwide publicity.

    This, the first talking pole, carries the blessing for all future poles and is dedicated to the people of Tokoroa.
    It tells the story of Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (Earth Mother). It shows the separation of the parents by Tane as he holds the pine tree in his hand. Tane represents the first man and the pine tree the growth of the seed of life.
    The lizard represents life as it comes up through the tongue and death as it follows down through the gecko.
    The base Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) represents Rapanui or Easter Island and embraces the many cultures of our community.

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    View from Colsons Hill.

    by GirlFromTOK Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    If you're passing through Tokoroa and need a break,I suggest taking a picnic or buying a lunch to takeaway (local bakery - avoid the big fast food chains!) and drive up to the lookout on Colson's Hill to enjoy the scenery. It's not only peaceful but on a clear day you can see for miles.

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