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

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

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.

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

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