Among the most visible features of New Zealand’s Maori culture are the many carved meeting houses (Wharenui) located on meeting grounds (marae) all over the country. A work assignment this week took me to Papakura marae in South Auckland. This beautiful building was erected in the 1980’s. It features something I’ve never seen before: an Air New Zealand jet in on one of the front panels. No, this is not clever sponsorship or product placement. The aircraft was placed in the carving as a reminder about old and new technologies of travel.