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To celebrate Matariki this year we take to the streets, harnessing the environmental and energetic properties of Tangaroa a kiokio and Tangaroa ā roa days of the Maramataka (the Māori Lunar Calendar). 
Delivered by Whakamana (a kaupapa Māori community group) led by Grayson Goffe we voyage along the shoreline exploring the various Taonga-toi that lay along it. As navigators we start at Wynyard Quarter to delve into the many stories that these Taonga share, finishing at Te Rerenga Ora Iti (Takutai Square/Britomart place). 
The research for this hīkoi stems from the public art publication, Te Paparahi, Toi Māori - Walks in the City, a free printed booklet.
We explore belief systems, mātauranga (knowledge systems), themes, representations, that are embedded deep within Te Ao Māori and reflected through an artistic, urban, architectural, contemporary presence. These Taonga reflect a rich Māori identity, celebrated and woven into the fabric of Tāmaki Makaurau and indeed the waters we voyage together, today during Matariki. 

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Last updated: 18 May 2021