A 'Cave' in Solid Rimu


He Tohu is a permanent exhibition in the National Library and is home to the three most iconic, important and treasured constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni - Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand, 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi and the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition - Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.

In March of 2016, Greenmount Espies were approached to be part of an audacious and exciting project due to our specialist capability . Over 8 months, some 480 laminated blocks made completely from reclaimed Rimu were individually carved on our 5-Axis Chronos CNC machine. Together, the Rimu blocks form an impressive cave-like space with each block carefully and accurately shaped to perfectly flow into the next.