A bronze carving of the second Māori King will be gifted to the people of Hamilton this Monday at the Waikato Museum.
The bust of Tūkāroto Matutaera Pōtatau Te Wherowhero Tāwhiao was made by the New Zealand-born artist, Gary Schofield, based in Washington DC.
Mr Schofield has been working on the bust since the nineteen-eighties and is back in Hamilton for the event.
Since the bust was completed it has been stored in New Zealand at a relative's house before recently being given to the head tribal carver to check the markings or tamoko are accurate.
The bust will be presented to the Māori king or his son by the sculptor, then gifted to the museum in a ceremony just after midday.