If you choose to participate in any of the listed activities, please keep tikaka akuaku foremost in your thoughts: STAY HOME IF YOU ARE UNWELL and think about who you might unwittingly carry the māuiui to afterwards. Let’s keep our vulnerable whānau safe 💜
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Check out these 👇 digital seasonal offerings from 🏛️ whare taoka in the comfort and warmth of home 🤗
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[Ki runga↑] Tumai Cassidy (Kāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi, Te Āti Awa) reads Ngā Whetū Matariki i Whānakotia – The Stolen Stars of Matariki, written by Miriama Kamo (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga) and illustrated by Zak Waipara (Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngāti Kahungunu).
[Ki raro↓] In this special [email protected] video, Gallery Educator Jen Boland demonstrates how to make a simple kite for Matariki.
[Ki runga↑] 🎧🌐 Experience this mīharo exploration of our Moana featuring the mahi toi rerehiko of kā whanuaka mōhio Rachael Rakena, Louise Pōtiki Bryant and Cathy Livermore amongst a kāhui of Aotearoa’s brightest ringatoi Māori me Tākata Moananui-a-Kiwa ✨🌟
Presented by Wellington City Council and Storybox
Taunaha Whenua – Naming the Land
Last year, Ngā Taonga Tumu Whakarae Honiana Love (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngā Ruahinerangi) gave this extremely popular oral history of place names used by mana whenua for the Wellington region. Coinciding with Matariki and a time of reflection, this kōrero to a packed auditorium resonated with an increasing interest in traditional place names. “There’s been a resurgence”, Love said, “with old names coming out of the landscape”.
Watch the presentation here.
Presented in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand and Wellington City Libraries.