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Enhanced efforts to restore Wainono Lagoon

In July Te Rūnanga o Waihao Incorporated received over $500,000 in Te Mana o Te Wai funding from the Ministry for the Environment for restoration work on Wainono Lagoon. Graeme Lane, Chairperson, Te Rūnanga o Waihao Incorporated, says the rūnanga are delighted to receive the funding. “The lagoon is one of our top priorities and…

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The first language of Te Waipounamu

Rock art is one of the oldest and most significant of the traditional arts, and considered by some an early form of written language: meaningful marks left for others to read. Some of those marks offer a glimpse of the world in the time of moa and pouākai (Haast’s eagle). Earlier that morning I’d witnessed a drawing of the giant eagle soaring across a cave roof at Frenchman’s Gully. In this landscape of hawks and falcons, it’s easy to imagine the artist looking up to see that vast shadow pass above.

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