Matakitenga projectProject commenced:
Te kōrero a te reporepo – Understanding the connection between tohu, te maramataka and the health of te taiao
Our tūpuna were experts in reading tohu o te taiao to live more attuned with the environment and gather kai at the optimal times. Their understanding of their own local taiao is recorded and woven throughout kōrero tuku iho. The maramataka is an example of kōrero tuku iho which provides a uniquely Māori way to record, organise and understand ngā tohu o te taiao.
Dr Isaac Warbrick
Dr Valance Smith