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

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.

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

Whanau stories

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

titi buckets

titi buckets

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