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Tōia Talks: Back to The Future With Te ākitai Waiohua

Tōia Talks: Back to The Future With Te ākitai Waiohua

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  • Thu 25 May ’17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Tōia Ōtāhuhu Recreational Facility, 30 Mason Ave, Otahuhu


All Ages

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Talking Tōia: Back to the future with Te Ākitai Waiohua.
Mātua David Wilson Takaanini explains the link between his iwi and Otahuhu.

- Ā tōia mai (Drag it here)
- Te waka (The canoe)
- Ki te urunga (To the entry)
- Te waka (To the canoe)
- Ki te moenga (To the berth)
- Te waka (The canoe)

Te Ākitai Waiohua representative, Kaumātua David Wilson Takaanini will address the relationship between his iwi and Ōtāhuhu at the upcoming Tōia Talks lecture on Thursday, 25 May.

The Ōtāhuhu waka portage is of considerable cultural and ancestral significance to Māori. It is regarded as having significance not only to the Tainui people but also to the iwi of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Tōia - which references the dragging of the canoes along the portage - was named by Te Ākitai Waiohua with support from Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei and Ngāti Te Ata.

Kaumātua David blessed the lecture series when it was launched in September last year.

Tōia Talks is a free quarterly public lecture series aimed at ‘convening community leaders, social activators, and change-makers to share stories and offer solutions for a better world’. It is an initiative of Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero Ōtāhuhu Library.

Previous speakers include music producer, Anonymouz (Matthew Faiumu Salapu) and filmmakers and historian, Paul Janman and Scott Hamilton.

Tōia Talks featuring Kaumātua David Wilson Takaanini.
6:30pm light refreshments and entertainment. 7pm lecture followed by discussion.
Mullins Room, Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero Ōtāhuhu Library.

Media Enquiries, Karen Wilson: karen.a.wilson@xtra.co.nz
Library Enquiries, Luisa Tora: luisa.tora@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or 020 41049081.

Tags: #TōiaTalks #OurPeopleOurStories #Ōtāhuhu

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