Tangata Whenua Kōrero

Storied People Moulded by the Land

In these videos, stories of different locations in the Wairarapa are shared and the connections with people and places are explored and described.

Whakapapa Kōrero: What my grandfather told me
Six Wairarapa residents share their memories of the tuna heke; the seasonal eel migrations and traditional harvesting practices. With changes to land use, the diversion and degradation of waterways, and pressures of commercial eeling, our storytellers raise concerns about the future of tuna and the health of Wairarapa Moana.

Storytellers: Taiawhio Gemmell, Joseph Potangaroa, Teresa Aporo, Sam Ludden, Matt Paku and Mahia Mikaera.

Video produced by the Our lakes’ health: past, present, future (Lakes380, https://lakes380.com/) programme as part of the Wairarapa Moana pūrākau kete (https://lakes380.com/wairarapa-moana-iwi-rohe-study/).
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