Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers is of the Ngati Porou and Kahungunu iwi from the east coast of the North Island. He trained as a carver at Te Puia in Rotorua (New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute), the premier school for Maori carving in New Zealand. He has lived and worked in Akaroa on Banks Peninsula for the past 24 years.

Simon works in wood, bone and occasionally pounamu. His work is carved completely by hand using adze and chisel. His carvings can be seen on Karaweko, the wharenui (meeting house) at Onuku marae near Akaroa and in collections throughout New Zealand and around the world. He is also a tattoo artist in ta moko (traditional Maori) and contemporary styles, working with chisels or machine. He is an amazing free-diver and spear-fisherman.

Every piece of Simon's carving is unique. If you are interested in an item that we list but do not hold in stock please contact us and let us know. We will confirm availability by email, usually within 24 hours. If the piece is no longer available we will see if Simon has anything similar to offer or is intending to create something that might interest you in the near future.


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Putorino, Maori flute NZ$ 470.00

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Putorino, Maori flute

Traditional Maori musical instrument, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Putorino (the largest of the traditional Maori flutes) handcarved in totara with paua...
Koauau, Maori flute NZ$ 360.00

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Koauau, Maori flute

Traditional Maori musical instrument, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Koauau (flute) handcarved in deer bone, decorated with unaunahi (fish scale) surface...
Tekoteko and Whetu NZ$ 790.00

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Tekoteko and Whetu

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Beautiful carving of a tekoteko representing Tawhirimatea (God of the weather) over a wheku...
Tiki, Maori figure cast in bronze NZ$ 95.00

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Tiki, Maori figure cast in bronze

Bronze tiki cast from original carving by Simon Rogers    Tiki (traditional Maori figure in human form) cast in Christchurch from bronze salvaged...
Tekoteko, Maori carved figure NZ$ 2,250.00

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Tekoteko, Maori carved figure

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Tekoteko (human figure) handcarved from an old totara fence post with paua inlay...
Koruru, Maori moko mask NZ$ 399.00

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Koruru, Maori moko mask

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Koruru (moko mask) handcarved in swamp totara...
Upoko whakairo, Carving NZ$ 349.00

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Upoko whakairo, Carving

Contemporary Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Upoko whakairo (carved head) handcarved in maire   ...
Toki poutangata, Maori adze NZ$ 2,400.00

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Toki poutangata, Maori adze

Maori wood and pounamu carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Toki poutangata (a ceremonial adze traditionally carried on important occasions...
Kotiate paraoa, whalebone weapon NZ$ 2,250.00

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Kotiate paraoa, whalebone weapon

Traditional Maori whalebone carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Kotiate paraoa (short jabbing weapon) handcarved in whalebone...
Taiaha, Maori weapon NZ$ 890.00

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Taiaha, Maori weapon

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Taiaha (long weapon) handcarved in rata...
Ngapuhi pare, Maori lintel NZ$ 9,600.00

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Ngapuhi pare, Maori lintel

Exceptionally fine Maori wood carving by Simon Rogers    Pare (door lintel panel) in the style of Ngapuhi from the top of the North Island, handcarved in...
Patu, traditional Maori weapon NZ$ 990.00

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Patu, traditional Maori weapon

Traditional Maori woodcarving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Patu (striking weapon) carved in recycled totara with handplaited cord and kahu (hawk)...
Tekoteko, Maori figure NZ$ 270.00

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Tekoteko, Maori figure

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Tekoteko (gable figure) handcarved in kauri   ...
Tekoteko, Maori figure NZ$ 270.00

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Tekoteko, Maori figure

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Tekoteko (gable figure) handcarved in kauri   ...
Hoe, Maori paddle NZ$ 599.00

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Hoe, Maori paddle

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Hoe (paddle) handcarved in totara with paua inlay...
Tiki, Maori carved figure NZ$ 290.00

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Tiki, Maori carved figure

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Tiki (carved figure in human form)...
Koruru, Maori moko mask NZ$ 290.00

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Koruru, Maori moko mask

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Koruru (moko mask) handcarved in rimu with paua inlay...
Heru, Maori comb NZ$ 180.00

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Heru, Maori comb

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Heru (comb) handcarved in rata with paua inlay   ...
Koruru, Maori moko mask NZ$ 230.00

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Koruru, Maori moko mask

Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Simon Rogers    Koruru (moko mask) handcarved in totara with paua inlay...