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    Exhibition gets celebrity thumbs up

    Supermodel Rachel Hunter has given the Tuku Iho exhibition in California, showcasing Maori art and performance, a tick of approval.

    Rachel Hunter is gushing about the Tuku Iho - Living Legacy exhibition at Venice Beach, California.

    The Kiwi supermodel, who is based in California, said the exhibition - which showcases Maori art and performance - is a fantastic example of how indigenous voices get heard around the world.

    She described both the display and the philosophy behind Tuku Iho as "extraordinary".

    "For Maori culture to be highlighted on the world stage is extremely important," she said.

    "It's showing other countries what we get to see at home."

    Kiwi actors Millen Baird and Siobhan Marshall have also visited the exhibition, admitting it made them homesick.

    Baird says it is cool to see "a little country at the bottom of the world" showcasing its culture in the United States.

    Developed by the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Tuku Iho brought traditional and contemporary culture together with more than 70 works of art handcrafted by students and teachers from NZMACI, based at Te Puia in Rotorua.

    The exhibition features live moko and carving - including greenstone - displays, kapa haka and contemporary performances and presentations.

    Project director Karl Johnstone says an initial display on the famous Santa Monica Pier captured the attention of crowds.

    He said there had been significant interest in the exhibition and accompanying events, especially kapa haka.


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