Matariki kōrero: Mahinga kai

26 Pipiri 2019 - Classics

Mahinga kai – The value of our life-sustaining natural resources is a talk on by Environment Canterbury pou mātai kō/cultural land management advisor Mananui Ramsden.

It explores the importance of managing natural resources to allow people to continue gathering kai (food) in the traditional way.

Mananui Ramsden – Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe me Waitaha Whānui ngā iwi

Mananui is the pou mātai kō/cultural land management advisor, a specially created role, for Environment Canterbury helping farmers on land near Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere understand and comply with new rules designed to protect mahinga kai – traditional Ngāi Tahu food resources and their ecosystems.

Mahinga kai encompasses what lives in waterways, our taonga species, and that which grows on the side of the waterways providing resources and housing for those species.

His role also includes working with farmers around significant areas such as sites of burial, sacred, and archaeological importance. He aims to demystify and encourage in order to create a better understanding of how Māori manage our region.

Please note: This heritage building must be accessed by stairs.

Date: Rāapa 26 Pipiri/Wednesday 26 June 2019

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Venue: Classics boardroom, Classics building, 2 Worcester Boulevard, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, , Christchurch

Free

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.