Pīta Turei: Mata Kē Ao

An observation of the dawn to anchor our cognisance of this land. For the first project in our new Walking about performance series, join storyteller and orator Pīta Turei on the summit of Pukematekeo to observe the sun rising over this land as winter gives way to spring.

From the top of Pukematekeo the isthmus of Tāmaki Makaurau spreads before you. You can discern the Waitematā, Manukau and Kaipara harbours and the two oceans that flow into them, mark the 13 portages that cross the land and see the sky stretching over our two mountain ranges. Congregating in the moments before the sun rises we will see Whakaahu Kerekere (Castor), and Whakaahu Rangi (Pollux) in the sky.

From Pukematekeo a history of the land and people can be told. One that anchors our cognisance of this place in observation and the sharing of the oral histories of Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Walking about is a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau ā Uru – the West Wind. More information is available on the Walking about website.
 
Sunday September 22, 5:45 am
Pukematekeo Lookout, Summit Road (off Scenic Drive), Waitākere Ranges.

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Walks:

Pīta Turei: Mata ke ao
Sunday 22 September, 5:45am

Jeremy Leatinu’u: Kawea
Saturday 2 November, 12noon

Christina Houghton: Wayfinding Waikumete
Saturday 23 November, 4.10pm

 

val smith: queer walk-nap
Saturday 15 February, 6.30am - Sunday 16 February, 11.30pm

 

Suzanne Cowan and Rodney Bell: The hauntology of inheritance
Saturday 29 February, 2pm

 

Andrew McMillan: Echo Eco Echo
Wednesday 18 March - Wednesday 22 April

 

Vanessa Crofskey: Sports day
Online on Saturday 4 April, 12-4pm

 

Melissa Laing: Standing at the edge
Online from Saturday 11 April, watch-party at 4pm

 

Walking about in fog by Layne Waerea and Lana Lopesi
6 June - 5 July

 

Becca Wood: The public stand
21 June, 3pm
12 September, afternoon

 

Pīta Turei: Rangi Matariki
14 July, 6am

 

Christina Houghton: Wayfinding Waikumete (pt II)
10 October, 11am

 

Jeremy Leatinu’u: Mauria
31 October, 12 noon

 

Richard Orjis: cruising, lazing, leaning
21 November, 9pm