Katz graduated from the NZ Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in 2006 and established Toitu Design Ltd in 2007. Since its inception, Toitu Design has been a leader in its field and has built a reputation around expertise, authenticity, and workmanship to the highest standard. A strength is fusing traditional Māori art forms with contemporary design. Katz’s work can be seen outside Eden Park, and as part of the America’s Cup 2021 to name just a few. Click here to read more about Katz and Toitu Design.
By the time the pou is complete (Oct 2021) it will be 7 months from Arekatera began his journey with Fonterra. He spent 2 months getting to know and meet farmers and employees around the business, 1 month designing the Pou and precuring the wood and 4 months carving the 8-metre totara log.
The pou is made from an 8-metre totara tree that has been dried for 32 years and was found at the Orākei Marae in Auckland.