In 2010, NZMACI carvers completed a 10 metre waka whakamaumahara (canoe cenotaph) with a two metre waharoa (gateway). The purpose is for it to act as a cultural portal and connection between the people of New Zealand and the people of China.
A major initiative led by NZMACI with iwi Māori (Māori tribes) to develop two whatarangi (elevated storehouses); one in wood and the other, a cast replica in bronze.
Tuku Iho | Living Legacy is an exhibition of taonga Māori (Māori artworks) developed by past and present tutors and students of NZMACI
In late 2012 and early 2013, NZMACI carvers created a 30 metre mahau (stage front) for Te Matatini 2013 – a biennial national kapa haka (Māori performing arts) festival. Now symbolic of Te Matatini, it will also be used at other high profile New Zealand events.
On 17 August 2012, two traditional double-hulled Māori sailing canoes departed Auckland and sailed 10,000 nautical miles (return) to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) closing the final corner of the Polynesian Triangle in modern times.
Students and tutors of NZMACI have worked on a 17 tonne memorial carving to commemorate Iwi Māori and their involvement in World War I and other pakanga (battles) as part of the the centenary of the beginning of World War I. More details about this kaupapa (project) will be revealed in the near future.