Created on December 12, 2023
35 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

Taaniko Nordstrom

If you’ve driven down Totara Street recently, chances are you’ve seen it. A young Māori woman’s striking features, painted by famous Irish street artist Fin DAC, embellish a 7-metre-high wall in what has become one of The Mount’s most recognisable murals. Her hair is wild, her stance strong, and her eyes are a clever reflection of Mauao in the distance (if you look close enough). Her name is Taaniko Nordstrom. She’s the model, artist, and entrepreneur behind Soldiers Rd Portraits - a unique Māori portraiture business that Taaniko runs with her sister-in-law, Vienna, in Cambridge.

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Hunted by Keren Harris.
Pictures by Keren Harris.

Marker details

Marker typeartwork
CountryNew Zealand