The album features student illustrations – Times

Bobbi Passau’s work from Macleans College ‘Exploring Whanaungatanga’.

The works of nine Auckland high school students, including one from Macleans College, are featured in an online album featuring Toi Māori (Maori art).

The online album contains artwork that is said to have been featured in Ringa Toi, an annual exhibit showcasing student artwork with a focus on Toi Māori.

The 2021 exhibition – which was supposed to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington – has been canceled due to Covid -19.

The album features illustrations of students working for the NCEA at Macleans College [Year 13 student Bobbi Passau’s artwork Exploring Whanaungatanga], Ōtāhuhu College, Pukekohe High School, Rangitoto College and Western Heights High School.

The album can be viewed online at

“Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, the NZQA wanted to recognize and celebrate these talented young artists working at Toi Māori,” said Alex Bidois, Deputy Director General of NZQA – Māori.

“The promotion of these young artists encourages students to reflect on and talk about our culture and history, while celebrating the survival of traditional art forms such as whakairo and raranga.

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