(meet at Woodend Beach carpark)
Presented by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Tutae Patu Lagoon was once an important Ngāi Tūāhuriri mahinga kai (food gathering site) and although it has changed over time, it is still of great significance to Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu. Joseph’s sixty-minute walking tour through Tuhaitara Coastal Park at Woodend Beach will take you on a journey through the park to Tutae Patu Lagoon. He will uncover the rich history and explain the significance of the area.
Joseph Hullen_christchurch_word_festivalJoseph Hullen was born and raised at Tuahiwi and Kaiapoi. He has spent a lifetime gathering traditional kai and listening to stories about his hapū Ngāi Tūāhuriri. He is a hunter gatherer, a fisherman, an explorer, a kaitiaki, a storyteller. And always he is Ngāi Tahu.
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