Acknowledging a selective collective memory: Finding out about the New Zealand Wars with Vincent O'Malley: WORD Christchurch.
Pacific Underground's concert as part of Christchurch Arts Festival 2019 was celebration of family, music and being together.
Ahead of the concert at the Christchurch Arts Festival, Moata interviews her whānau about being involved with Pacific Underground.
Onepū is on Friday 2 August 7pm at the James Hay Theatre in the Town Hall. It is presented by the Atamira dance company, and uses sound, movement, light and dance to tell the story of atua wahine / Māori female deities, as told in traditional Kāi Tahu stories. A combination of the traditional and the modern, this work from Louise Potiki Bryant (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe), Ariana Tikao (Kāi Tahu) and others is sure to be a magical experience.
Come to Lyttelton for Ka Awatea – A Celebration of Matariki, and Winter Wanderland from 23 to 30 June.
This year the cluster of stars known as Matariki will rise in the dawn-sky in June. This will mark the start of the Māori New Year. Traditionally Māori would look to Matariki for help with the harvest and planting of new crops. As in the past, Matariki remains a time to gather with whānau (family…
During June in the lead up to the Māori New Year we’ll be offering a range of whānau-friendly celebrations and activities at our Libraries. We also list some community Matariki events taking place around Christchurch.
Moata reviews Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific, a highly readable history of Pacific exploration.