This is our place - Tūrangawaewae

It weaves together the cultural values, traditions and history of Ngāi Tūāhuriri in whose takiwā (district) we stand. It recognises the rights and guarantees provided under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and respects the mana of the local hapū, iwi and all peoples who call this land home.

Tūrangawaewae is often translated as 'a place to stand'. Tūrangawaewae are places where we feel especially empowered and connected to. They are our foundation, our place in the world, our home.

Are you curious to know learn more about our history? Take this opportunity to read the cultural narrative of Te Matatiki Toi Ora or watch the following presentation: 

This is our place – Tūrangawaewae, recorded in October 2021 during Christchurch Heritage Festival.


About Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Puamiria Parata-Goodall is an advocate for the arts, culture and heritage sector. She is a former Arts Centre Trust Board member, a Trust Board Member of Canterbury Museum and Lincoln University Council, committee member of Te Pae Korako - the Ngāi Tahu Archives and Whakapapa Committee and Ngāi Tahu Fund. She is the Kaiurungi (Chair) of the Māori Arts Advisory Komiti at Te Matatiki Toi Ora.


Photo credit: Scene on the Horotueka or Cam/Kaiapoi Pah Canterbury, Charles Haubroe, 1855
Ref: 1951.15.5 Canterbury Museum