Rimurapa

Pōhā-tītī, storage vessels of preserved muttonbirds, are made up of four natural resources: harakeke (“New Zealand flax”), rimurapa (“bull kelp”), kiri totara (totara bark), and tītī (muttonbirds). Graham “Tiny” Metzger is renowned for his knowledge of pōhā-tītī and its continued application. In this clip he talks about how rimurapa is harvested, processed, and cured to make “kelp bags”, the receptacle that holds preserved tītī.

Totara bark

Pōhā-tītī, storage vessels of preserved muttonbirds, are made up of four natural resources: harakeke (“New Zealand flax”), rimurapa (“bull kelp”), kiri totara (totara bark), and tītī (muttonbirds). Graham “Tiny” Metzger is renowned for his knowledge of pōhā-tītī and its continued application. In this film clip he talks about how totara bark is harvested and prepared on the mainland for use on the Tītī Islands. more »

Gutting Tītī

Pōhā-tītī, storage vessels of preserved muttonbirds, are made up of four natural resources: harakeke (“New Zealand flax”), rimurapa (“bull kelp”), kiri totara (totara bark), and tītī (muttonbirds). Graham “Tiny” Metzger is renowned for his knowledge of pōhā-tītī and its continued application. In this film clip he talks about the techniques and values relating to the gutting stage of processing tītī.
Courtesy of Graham Metzger and Michael Stevens

Robert talks about preparing tuna

Robert Dawson talks about preparing tuna

Sustainability

Robert Dawaon talks about sustainability

Whanau connections

Robert Dawson talks about whanau connections to the titi islands

Priscilla Cowie talks about motivations for her artworks

Piscilla Cowie talks about motivations for her artworks

Priscilla Cowie

Priscilla , talks about tuna and tamariki in the artworks.

Learning to cut wings off plucked titi

“Muttonbirds, Mick Jagger, and my Taua” – Kura, aged two, being a good helper (and staying up very late!).

getting ready to bake titi

Amber Bridgman films the team at Puketeraki marae preparing titi for baking.

Ross Hemera

Ross Hemera talks about kaitiakitaka

Ross Hemera

Ross Hemera talks about his artwork “Takata Titi”

Rachael Rakena

Rachael Rakena talks about her art porject, Kaore te aroha (Endless is the love)
part 1

Rachael Rakena

Rachael Rakena talks about her art project Kaore te aroha (Endless is the love)
Part 2

nanao

The process of extracting Titi chicks from their burrows. No birds were harmed in the making of this video

Fiona Pardington, Tuaki (part2)

This is part two of two with Fiona talking about her Tuaki series.

Fiona Pardington, Tuaki (part1)

This is part one of two parts with Fiona talking about her Tuaki series.

Pakihi

The flat land through the middle of Kanawera, Titi Island.

Koropupu

Koropupu, or Sealers Bay on Whenua Hou. This site was populated by local women and their pakeha sealer husbands. This was one of the first mixed marriage communities in New Zealand and many whanau in the south come from these relationships. more »

Whanau stories

This is from a conversation with Gail Tipa in May 2012
Video clip supplied by SImon Kaan

Regeneration

Flora regeneration on the Titi Island

titi buckets

titi buckets

steaming cockles

I find it best to plunge them into boiling hot water, put lid on then turn off, give them a bit of a shake around.

 

 

on the boat

Traveling to the Island, houses in the bush.

 

 

regeneration

Flora regeneration on the Titi Island

nanao

Nanao is the process of extricating Titi chicks from their burrows. No birds were harmed in this video.

preparing tuna

using harakeke to hang the tuna.

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