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

Whanau connections

Robert Dawson talks about whanau connections to the titi islands

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”

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

nanao

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

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