KAIMANĀKI O TE NGAHERE

About

Toi Taiao Whakatairanga is a cross-disciplinary research project.

Bringing together arts, science, and Te Ao Māori to raise awareness of threats to the health of our ngahere.

Myrtle Rust & Kauri Dieback

Supported by Creative Arts & Industries, Auckland University

+ Bioheritage National Science Challenge,

2022

Mission

Develop an educational game trailer acknowledging matauranga Māori as past, present & future. 

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Vision

Viewing the virus Myrtle Rust as a Tohu warning sign from Te Taiao.

Kaimanāki o te Ngahere is a game play storyline that seeks to enhance our connection to the Ngahere by increasing our empathy, to help us understand what it means when we lose one of our native plant species such as Ramarama or Kauri to Myrtle Rust and Kauri Dieback.

This is a loss that is felt throughout like losing an entire tribal nation.

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