Pipiwharauroa Feathers. Feathers of the New Zealand Shiny Cuckoo. Art by Robert van der Touw © 2016. On the back of the bookmark is information about the front image based on the artist’s long term research on the medicinal qualities of New Zealand’s flora and fauna.
To Maori the Shiny Cuckoo is a messenger of Spring and of good tidings.
Symbolizes good things to come.