taonga


New Te Matatini trophy gifted by Poutini Ngāi Tahu

A new trophy, Te Tai Pūkarukaru o Poutini,  gifted by representatives from Poutini Ngāi Tahu was awarded for excellence in te reo written composition at Te Matatini 2017 in Hawkes Bay. Te Tai Pūkarukaru o Poutini – the gentle rippling waves of the Poutini coast – was presented to the category winners Te Matarae I…

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WHAKAPAIPAI: Jewellery as pepeha

To find out about cultural identity, you have to return to the home fires, to the kaik, the whānau and the whenua. Areta Wilkinson understood that when she returned to Christchurch eight years ago, driven by a desire to reconnect and find out more about her whakapapa. Areta (Ngāi Tahu –Ngāti Irakehu) was always aware…

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A museum taonga

This exquisitely-crafted tikimuri, or opera cape, was made of tīkumu (mountain daisy leaves), by Mrs Titahi of Mangamaunu, Kaikōura, in 1901 and is currently housed in Canterbury Museum. It is one of the Ngāi Tahu taonga that was displayed in Mō Kā Uri: Taonga from Canterbury Museum, that was shown in association with Mō Tātou:…

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