Tuesday, 14 July, 6 am
Meet at Rangimatariki,
Rosebank Domain, 126 Patiki Rd, Avondale.
7:20 am Walk to Motu Manawa across the mud flats
Join storyteller Pīta Turei at Rangimatariki for the third in a series of storytelling events. Standing on the point of Rangimatariki, a history of the land and people can be shared. This history helps to strengthen and increase our knowledge of celestial progression, by observing and sharing the oral histories of Tāmaki Makaurau. Together we will watch Matariki rising, as Turei shares histories of Tāmaki. As dawn breaks, join the hīkoi out to Motu Manawa across the mud flats. This hīkoi acknowledges the significance of Rangimatariki, Motu Manawa and Te Kou (Pollen Island Marine Reserve) for Te Wai o Hua and the people of Tāmaki. Presented as part of Matariki Festival 2020
Numbers for the matariki rising observance are open within the limits of the level we are at. However, to protect the delicate ecology of the marine reserve, numbers for the hīkoi to Motu Manawa are limited to 20. Register on Eventbrite to secure your place or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The walk requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness and in parts crosses thick tidal mud. Gumboots or sturdy walking boots are a mandatory requirement for all walkers.
Presented by About walking, Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery in partnership with Matariki Festival 2020
Photos by Jody Yawa McMillan