02 December 2010
The weaver of the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s kakahu (cloak) Te Aue Davis, died on the 28th of November at the age of 85.
Ms. Davis holds a special place in the history of the New Zealand Olympic Committee. The cloak, known as Te Mahutonga (Southern Cross), is worn at Olympic Summer and Winter Games Opening Ceremonies by the team flagbearer.
Te Mahutonga was presented to the New Zealand Olympic Committee by the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, in 2004 and is a symbol of the Maori traditions at the core of our unique team culture.