Auckland Museum has some fascinating events coming up during Matariki, including a #Maungawhau hikoi:
Wananga Maunga: "An off-site conversation between archaeology curator Louise Furey, tangata whenua Pita Turei, and volcanologist Jan Lindsay to make connections between collections and their relevance in Te Ao Maori.
Special focus will be on archaeological specimens found on Maunga Whau; what our mountains represent and the significance to Matariki; and the present state of knowledge of volcanic risk in Tamaki Makaurau."
The Wanaga Rongoā will be led by Ewen Cameron, Charmaine Wiapo and Rob McGowan, and focuses on native plant identification and regeneration, and medicinal properties of native flora and fauna.
Numbers are limited: To book please email Nga Remu with ‘RSVP Maunga', 'RSVP Rongoa' and/or 'RSVP Puoro' in the subject line or ph 306 7070 extn 7178.