Hine Raukatauri is most well known as the Goddess of flute music. It is said that she loved her flute so much that she chose to live in it. She is now personified as the plain looking Casemoth and a unique flute is made by Maori in the shape of the Casemoth’s long case.Read More
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When the Nelson Mail visits Flintoff's Monaco workshop, he's making the last of more than 40 bone instruments that Te Papa's ceremonial musicians, Haumanu i Te Papa, will play at the book's launch. He says he's stretched the concept of bone a wee bit.
Traditional Māori instruments experienced a revival in the late 20th century, with the haunting sounds of kōauau (flutes) and pūrerehua (spinning discs) now familiar to many New Zealanders.