Watch: Matariki Kōrero: Tipuārangi

Throughout the weeks leading up to Matariki, 2024, guest speakers give a series of talks about kai Māori practices connected to taonga from our collection.

This kōrero is about Tipuārangi – the whetū associated with all that lives and grows in the trees.

Matariki has a strong connection to our taiao and natural world, reminding us to give thanks for our freshwater, saltwater, winds and rains.

Join Puke Tīmoti as he discusses Tipuārangi – the Matariki star associated with all that lives and grows up in the trees. This kōrero will discuss manu rangatira, with an emphasis on kererū and the four P's: prepare, provision, preserve, and prestige. 

Watch the recorded livestream.

Puke Timoti is a Kairangahau (Ecologist) at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and works at the intersection of mātauranga Māoriand western science. Raised in Ruatāhuna at the heart of Te Urewera, Timoti conducts research on biocultural systems, emphasising the preservation of indigenous knowledge and practices. His research focuses on understanding how ecological and human factors impact wildlife populations and associated cultural systems. Timoti holds significant positions within the New Zealand Conservation Authority, Tūhoe Tuawhenua Trust and Te Mana o te Taiao monitoring.

Kererū at Otari. Photo by Norm Heke. Te Papa (46265)