A statue of Papatūānuku the Earth Mother that would stand at Bastion Point has been conceived and partially funded.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei proposed the structure, which would stand at a height comparable to New York City's Statue of Liberty (46m) or the Christ the Redeemer above Rio de Janeiro (30m). The Sky Tower reaches 220m high.
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