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LISTEN: Maramataka workshop with Nikau Hindin, Hinerapa Rupuha & Raihania Tipoki

Author: Steph McDonald, Communications Manager

For the opening of Nikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai, Nikau was joined by apprentice navigator Hinerapa Rupuha (Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau a Apanui) and indigenous activist and voyager Raihania Tipoki (Ngati Kahungunu, Rangitāne) for a very special workshop.

Together, they explored the relationship between the star compass, used for celestial navigation, and the Maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar).

Listen to the workshop in two parts:

  • Hear from Hinerapa about constructing and reading the star compass, a framework for finding direction using the stars, ocean swells and currents.
  • Learn from Raihania of Te Rua o Mahara Trust about how this compass is representative of knowledge and tikanga of local Maramataka.

Nikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai is on at The Dowse from 20 June – 4 October 2020.

Kia ora to Nikau, Hinerapa, and Raihania for this incredible kōrero.

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