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 »

nanao

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

Pakihi

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

Regeneration

Flora regeneration on the Titi Island

titi buckets

titi buckets

on the boat

Traveling to the Island, houses in the bush.

 

 

nanao

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

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