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Mana whenua rising – Tui, tuia…

Pūrākau and whakapapa. embedded in the landscape, brought to life once more with transmission through whakairo and mahi toi in ways to fit our modern context. The large-scale artworks standing sentinel along the coastline from from Ōaro to Matariki/Clarence serve as a clear reminder of the history, presence and permanency of mana whenua.

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He kōrero

He kōrero is a new series of digital pūrākau, produced by the team at NAIA and supported by the Ngāi Tahu Fund and Te Mātāwai. Led by Chief Storyteller Rocky Roberts (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Hinematua), the short 2D animations capture the stories of our tīpuna and their incredible exploits, with the intention to educate, inspire and encourage connection.

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The Ninth Tree

How important is mahinga kai to Ngāi Tahu? Consider this. When the Smith Nairn Commission sat in 1879-81 to hear evidence that the Crown had not kept its bargain with Ngāi Tahu, a total of 1712 mahinga kai sites in Canterbury and Otago were identified by H.K Taiarioa and Hoani Korehu Kahu for the commission.

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