Rua McCallum will give a talk that gives an interpretation of a Kāi Tahu creation narrative, looking at how we might have known about these events especially when science is only making these discoveries now.
The creation of Manu Tukutuku (traditional Māori kites) is a cultural practice that has been associated with the rise of Puaka and Matariki for centuries in Aotearoa.
Join Ngāi Tahu kaiako Wetere Home and Rachel Solomon-Gould for a demonstration of the techniques and mātauraka (knowledge) used to create a large Manu Tukutuku, then make your own small version with raw materials gathered from the ecosanctuary. This is a fun, family-friendly event where participants can immerse themselves our local Ngāi Tahu culture in celebration of Te Tau Hou, the Māori New Year. Nau mai, piki mai!
Throughout July, Dunedin City Library 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.
Brought to you by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Repeat screenings daily.
GigCity Living Hub, Ground Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin