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Weaving – The thread that binds past with future

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at Te Rau Aroha Marae on a foggy Friday evening in early August was the buzz that emanated throughout the whare. Wāhine moved back and forth throughout the space, setting up their looms, preparing the feathers for their korowai and admiring one another’s progress since they last gathered together.

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Kāi Tahu Tribal Weaving Project

  Ka rere āmiomio te karaka a te whare poa o Tahu ki a koutou kā rika whatu, kā rika raraka a Kāi Tahu, koutou i poipoia kā momo pā harakeke a tō tātou nei iwi.   Expressions of interest are sought from all Kāi Tahu weavers within New Zealand, who would like to be part…

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Awarua leader honoured at toi awards

Awarua Rūnanga Chair, Huhana (Hana) Morgan was one of five kaumātua named as a recipient of the Ngā Tohu ā Tā Kingi Ihaka award at the Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi Awards in Rotorua in November. The award, which aims to celebrate leadership and outstanding contributions to Māori art, was an unexpected honour for…

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Raranga fragments found in Roxburgh Gorge cave

In 2011, a Department of Conservation worker conducting archeological assessments around Roxburgh Gorge discovered old raranga fragments in a secluded cave. The two nearby rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou and Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, were delighted with the discovery and agreed to put the taonga in the temporary care of Otago Museum. More recently the…

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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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Honouring Te Aue Davis

“So what are YOU going to do about that?” It is a simple sentence and it used to freeze former Minister of Māori Affairs Koro Tainui Wētere in his tracks. Tā Tipene O’Regan (Ngāi Tahu) laughs as he remembers weaver and historian Te Aue Davis remonstrating with her cousin for some breach of Māori tradition.

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