Myrtle Rust and our ngahere

A special hui-panel discussion on myrtle rust, in relation to how we/communities can address it and how the arts and artists can be engaged in responding to this threat. Presenters will include iwi/hapu, scientists, conservationists and artists, hosted and chaired by members of the Toi Taiao Whakatairanga research collective and Te Uru. This project is supported by the National Science Challenge via their Mobilizing for Action research cluster, The University of Auckland and Plant and Food Research.


Nick Waipara (Rogawhakaata and Ng?ti Ruapani ki Turanga), scientist
Graeme Atkins (Ng?ti Porou, Te Wh?nau ? Apanui), conservationist
Ariane Craig Smith and Chris McBride from The Kauri Project
Charlotte Graham (Te Kawerau ? Maki), artist and Te Uru trustee
Chaired by Mark Harvey (M?t?waka), artist, academic and Te Uru trustee

Toi Taiao Whakatairanga is a three year research collaboration between artists, curators, scientists, iwi, hap? and social sciences representatives. The goal of the collective is to engage the public on understanding on myrtle rust and kauri dieback.

Presented as a part of Eco Fest West 2021

Saturday 10 April, 2-4pm
Te Uru Learning Centre | Pokapu Akoranga