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He-Rau-Tau-He-Tini-Mahara, A hundred years, a thousand memories

The Hall that holds 1000 memories | Overlooking sparkling cyan sea. Dwarfed by volcanic mountains. Tūtehuarewa, a white weatherboard community hall, stands in the bay of Koukourarata (Port Levy) as she has for nearly 100 years. Whānau and community will celebrate the life of the whare at her centenary celebration in April 2023. They will…

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Whenua

Horomaka Horomaka Island in Koukourārata (Port Levy) commemorates the arrival of the Makawhiu waka in Canterbury. After Tūtekawa killed the wives of his brother-in-law Tūāhuriri at Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), he escaped to Te Waipounamu, where he established Waikākahi pā on the eastern shore of Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere). Determined to exact revenge, Moki, the son…

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Restoring kai sovereignty

Manaia Cunningham spreads his arms wide to encompass the harbour and surrounding land at Koukourārata on Banks Peninsula. “This harbour has its own unique microclimate and gardening has always been in the whakapapa of this hapū,” says Manaia (Ngāti Irakehu, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga).

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