Matariki Kōrero: Tipuārangi

Throughout June, guest speakers will chair a weekly series of Matariki talks about kai Māoripractices connected to taonga from our collection. This kōrerowill be about Tipuārangi – the whetū associated with all that lives and grows in the trees.

When | Āhea

Thu 13 Jun 2024, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Where | Ki hea

Rongomaraeroa, our marae, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free event,  booking advised

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. 

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)