Title: Te Aro 15

Author: David Beach

In: Sport 36: Winter 2008

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2008

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 36: Winter 2008

Te Aro 15

page 149

Te Aro 15

The figure of the great moa outside the
Met Shop, Upper Cuba Street, is freely
imagined, or even a travesty, though
the most sober realisation would have
to contend with some doubt about what
exactly such fowl looked like. And a
whimsical version perhaps best conveys
the gulf between the present and the
bird world. Since the avian citadel was
stormed rather more than a bypass has gone
through the area and to think one can
see past this human contribution might
be the real fantasy, not a 'Moana'
apparently versed in matters weather.