During Māori New Year, Dunedin Public Libraries will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi.
Courtesy of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
Repeat screenings daily.
Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listing for community library addresses.
For pre-contact Māori, the best times for the cultivation and harvesting of food were marked by bodies visible in the night sky. The passing of years, seasons and months were signalled by prominent stars and the phases of the moon. Join a Museum Guide and take a closer look at how traditional food and natural resources were managed in Te Waipounamu through our displays and see how mahika kai continues today through the lens of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai films.
Southern Land, Southern People Gallery, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin
Weekends, Saturday 29 June to Sunday 21 July, 2pm. FREE
Vicki Lenihan (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu), creative collaborator in artist Alex Monteith’s current Visiting Artist Project Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions, will review aspects of the project that she is taking part in and her experiences since her initial involvement.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin