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

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Ross Hemera

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Rachael Rakena

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part 1

nanao

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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.

titi buckets

titi buckets

nanao

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

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