Matakitenga projectProject commenced:
Pātai Te Ao Māori
Motiti Marae and Tapuiwahine A12 whenua landblocks: The seen and the unseen – Exploring whenua and waterways ecosystems through sonic mapping and LiDar scanning technologies.
This research project explores the utilisation of sonic mapping and LiDar scanning of Motiti marae and Tapuiwahine A12 landblocks, located 7 km south-west of Te Kūiti, on Mangatea Road. The principal hapū associated with Mōtiti marae are Ngāti Te Puta-i-te-muri, Ngāti Tauhunu, Ngāti Urunumia and Ngāti Kinohaku.The wharepuni are named Ko Te Hunga-iti and Te Hāpainga. The marae connects ancestrally to the Tainui waka, the maunga Kakepuku and Pirongia, the awa Mangapū and the tribal collective of Ngāti Maniapoto.
Dr Maree Sheehan
Dr Valance Smith
Associate Professor Maui Hudson
Dr Claudio Aguayo