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Pacific rugby team ‘sorry’ for taking Tangaroa image

Monday 24 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Local

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Pacific rugby team ‘sorry’ for taking Tangaroa image
Mike Tavioni carved these two statues of Tangaroa; he says the Rarotonga Tangaroa is strong, aggressive, even boastful – certainly intimidating for an opposition rugby team. JONATHAN MILNE 20082321/20082320

A Hawai‘i Pacific professional rugby franchise has stirred up a storm by using Rarotonga’s unique depiction of Tangaroa for its commercial branding.

A Hawai‘i Pacific professional rugby franchise has stirred up a storm by using Rarotonga’s unique depiction of Tangaroa for its commercial branding.


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