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THE NEW Zealand contingents participating in the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts are working on a wood to show the relationship with Solomon Islands. The wood will be carved into Solomon Islands and New Zealand designs.

Mr James Rackard said the wood, which he is working on, is as a present to the Solomon Islands.

He said that the wood is called Tauihu and is about 4,000 years old.

When asked about the meanings of the two-mix design Mr. Rackard said patterns signify the bond between these two countries.

Mr Rackard is an experience carver, for almost 45 years running a carving school in New Zealand and he is here to show how carving is done in his home country.

“I’m very happy to be here in such occasion,” he added.

Meanwhile the wood is on the process of completion and would be displayed as a post sign representing the ties that these two countries had in the past years.


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