The 3 Whales - All a Buzz Wooden Toys
A set of 3 smiling whales. Hand-made in Rotorua.
Based around the legend of Mangatawa, a story about the formation of hills beside the Tauranga Moana. The 3 whales stacker is a beautiful solid wood set of toys which can be stacked and displayed together.
The Traditional Story:
Te Waiū-o-Te-Tohorā (the breast milk of the whale) is the name of a spring of white water associated with hills around Welcome Bay and Pāpāmoa in the Tauranga area. The hills represent a family of whales (mother, father, and baby) that lost their way. After drinking from a magical spring at Karikari, they were all magically transformed into the ranges in this area.
Made from solid untreated pine and finished in child-safe Resene colours they are a beautiful and enduring toy.