Te Matahiapo at Water, Peace, Power 2016
Te Matahiapo Indigenous Research Organisation are our cultural partners. The core Te Matahiapo group of Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Inaaha Te Urutahi Waikerepuru and Kura Puke officiated at Water, Peace, Power 2016 as part of a critical role in aligning environmental issues and tangata whenua in Intercreate project activity.
Te Matahiapo organised two powhiri, on the 29th and 30th of January high up Mt Taranaki at the Department of Conservation historic Camphouse. One of our honoured guests Lee Joachim of the Yorta Yorta nation of Australia arrived in time for the second powhiri. Te Matahiapo were also lead hosts at Parāhuka Marae, Parihaka, Pungarehu on Waitangi Day February 6th. They facilitated a panel presentation bridging indigenous knowledge, art and technology along with Lee Joachim and Ian Clothier of Intercreate on February 7th and lead the porporoaki on the same evening.
Between February 1st and 5th at WITT School of Arts, Design and Media they led and took part in workshops and symposia. Te Matahiapo with Kura Puke and Stuart Foster presented the installation E Tuhi i kona ! E rapa i kona ! consisting of sound carrying LEDs powered by solar panel.