Te Hononga is a joining place, a meeting place, a coming together. This is symbolic of the joining together of our Kawakawa community and Hundertwasser, Maori and Pakeha, visitors and residents, our past and future, our places (east, west), of man and the environment.
The name of the new cultural hub, Te Hononga Kawakawa Hundertwasser Park, is symbolic of the projects overarching value of relationships and also resonates the name of the tokotoko (walking stick) presented by Ngati Hine elder Kevin Prime to Friedensreich Hundertwasser at the dawn blessing of the opening of Hundertwasser toilets in 1999.
The very design of the Centre is two hearts coming together and four Ngati Hine artists have been invited to lead the design kaupapa with architectural designer Pip Bolton from Avail Pacific. The cultural korero will embody both Hineamaru and Hundertwasser, the joining of cultures - Te Hononga Kawakawa Hundertwasser Park.