Walking About: Rangi Matariki by Pīta Turei
Join storyteller Pīta Turei at Rangimatariki for the third in a series of storytelling events. Standing on the point of Rangimatariki, a history of the land and people can be shared. This history helps to strengthen and increase our knowledge of celestial progression, by observing and sharing the oral histories of Tāmaki Makaurau. Together we will watch Matariki rising as Turei shares histories of Tāmaki. As dawn breaks, join the hīkoi out to Motu Manawa across the mud flats. This hīkoi acknowledges the significance of Rangimatariki, Motu Manawa and Te Kou (Pollen Island Marine Reserve) for Te Wai o Hua and the people of Tāmaki. Presented as part of Matariki Festival 2020.
Numbers for the matariki rising observance are open within the limits of the safety level we are at. However, to protect the delicate ecology of the marine reserve, numbers for the hīkoi to Motu Manawa are limited to 20. Register on Eventbrite to secure your place or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The walk requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness and in parts crosses thick tidal mud. Gumboots or sturdy walking boots are a mandatory requirement for all walkers.
Begins at the Glen Eden train station and moves through Glen Eden towards the Waikumete stream. This walk will be offered as a group experience at Alert Level 1 and 2 and as a self guided walk at Alert Level 3 or 4.
We will provide you with further details in the week before the walk. (Updates will be announced at aboutwalking.nz and on Te Uru’s social media pages.)
Wayfinding Waikumete is presented in partnership with the Auckland Heritage Festival 2020
West Auckland-based performing artist Christina Houghton takes audiences on sensory and exploratory walks. Her long running series Wild Walks have rambled through West Auckland using instructions and props to help people experience the wild wonder of their immediate environment. Her work reflects on the future impacts of climate change, emergency procedures and the idea of safety.
14 July, 6-6amMeet at Rangimatariki, Rosebank Domain, 126 Patiki Rd, Avondale. 7:20 am Walk to Motu Manawa across the mud flats