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THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY LETTING SPACE & URBAN DREAM BROKERAGE

Rongo-marae-roa-a-rangi: He moemoeā

Rongoa Māori – Acknowledging the wairua of the inner city. Mapping the inner city with the mātauranga Māori concepts māramatanga, kaitiakitanga and manākitanga.

 

It asks how we protect and enhance the Mauri, the life force within urban environments, and suggests that when we look to regeneration we must first go back to the source, what was here before, and what has happened since.

 

Ruka will explore how we communicate with the wai and awa below and what is the wairua of the land being shared with us.

 

The project will also explore how we introduce biodiverse ecosystems into this place of concrete.

How do we plant the seeds?

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PŌNEKE CBD

KARAKIA | WAITANGI AWA

Waitaha Executive Grandmothers Council karakia asking the Atua for forgiveness and apologising to Waitangi awa. Acknowledging the rivers that have been blocked and channelled beneath the city surface into pipelines and diverted from their natural course. 

Film stills - this film of the karakia will be digitally woven into the image representing Māramatanga enlightenment. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Rongoā Teashop
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Join us for a hot cup of kawakawa tea, as we open up a space for kōrero. Exploring matauranga Māori concepts of māramatanga, kaitiakitanga & manākitanga. The Mauri (lifeforce) and ways we as Kaitiaki can protect and enhance the mauri within the central city environment. *Bring your own tea cup :)
  • CBD Community Rongoa Forest Planting
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Join us to acknowledge the living systems below the streets. We will be planting rongoa beneficial native trees and plants in the CBD. We will work with the root systems of the plants to communicate to the whenua and awa below.
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