Nga Kina

Nine giant kina shells (sea eggs) by new zealand sculptor Michael Tuffery grace the Kumutoto Wharf in Wellington Harbour,  where I often eat my lunch on a sunny day.

The shells range 2 to 3 meters in diameter and weigh over 7 tonnes each.


In part they acknowledge the history and physical geography of the area, the kina shells being interpreted as a reference to a midden that would have existed as part of the Kumutoto Pa.