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Beneath the cloak of Aoraki

Each year Alpine Recreation takes four Ngāi Tahu whānui on the Ball Pass Guided Hike free, to learn basic alpine skills, climb high into the Alps, stand close to Aoraki and look upon his face.

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1991. Matiaha Tiramorehu. Kotahitanga Church. Moeraki. North Otago.
Mark Adams
Digital scan from 10x8 inch negative Kodak Tmax 400 negative.

Mark Adams

1991. Matiaha Tiramorehu. Kotahitanga Church. Moeraki. North Otago. Digital scan from 10×8 inch negative Kodak Tmax 400 negative.

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From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett The year began with a festival of Māori performing arts as Christchurch hosted Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa. Leading up to the event I watched exponents weave the traditional stories of whakapapa and kōrero into an eloquent demonstration of kapa haka during practice sessions. Our…

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Areta Wilkinson

Ngāti Irakehu, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Ngāi Tūāhuriri The artwork of Areta sits between traditional Māori adornment still produced in the present, and the histories and practices of New Zealand contemporary jewellery. Areta says her practice has developed into explorations of craft methodology forming out of collective Ngāi Tahu cultural values. Much of her…

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