Akapita was born and raised in Rotorua. It was during his schooling years at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ruamata, that we was introduced to Maori Arts and Crafts.
At the age of 17, Akapita began carving alongside his eldest brother Tamaora Walker, aswell as other prominent Rotorua carvers. During the past 7 years of his carving career, Akapita has spent 4 years working with Puawai Jade owner and carver- Niki Nepia. Continuously developing his technique and carving skills, Akapita is a valuable up and coming young carver.
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Manufacturer of Greenstone and high end jewellery products.
1174 Whakaue St, Rotorua, New Zealand