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The Waters We Live In


Sun 16 Oct 2016, 11:00am–12:00pm

Where: The Famous Spiegeltent, Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: racheljty

Dame Anne Salmond is patron of Te Awaroa: 1000 Rivers, a riparian restoration project which aims to restore degraded waterways through networks made up of scientists, young people, farmers, iwi and other residents, local businesses and councils taking care of our rivers together. One of these projects is the Longbush restoration project in Gisborne. She will discuss the vexing issues of dams, clogged waterways, bottled water, and health of our waterways with Teina Moetara.

Teina Moetara is ahi-kaa-roa, connected intimately to his home community, marae, and to the Araiteuru River in Manutake, Gisborne and is an advocate for the restoration of mauri ora to Te Arai River.

Dame Anne Salmond is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland and is one of New Zealand’s most prominent anthropologists and historians. Salmond is the author of several culturally significant books, including Two Worlds: First Meetings between Maori and Europeans, 1642–1772, Between Worlds: Early Exchanges between Maori and Europeans, 1773–1815, The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas, Aphrodite’s Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti, and her most recent 2011 publication, Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas.

Salmond is also a committed environmentalist and has been involved in establishing the Longbush Ecological Trust, for the restoration of The Waikereru Ecosanctuary in Gisborne. The royalties for the New Zealand printing of Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas have been donated to this charity.

She received the CBE for services to literature and the Maori people in 1988 and was made Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to New Zealand history in 1995. In 2009, she was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) for her excellence in scientific research. Salmond was recently honoured as the 2013 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

Teina Moetara co-founded Tū te Manawa Maurea & Ara-i-te-Pō Performance Collective, arts vehicles exploring indigenous processes of encounter to deepen engagement. Alongside his wife Ngapaki, he leads a province-centred capacity initiative, using cultural frames to build the skills needed for contemporoary leadership – Ruku Pō.

As a kai-rongoā he uses the arts to heal dis-engagement at community level. This practice grows out of the Rongowhakaata and Ruapani people and their world-view. He is connected intimately to his home community of Manutuke. He is also committed to a vision of people learning to work with each other in their difference, valuing tangata whenua relationship to response and response-ability.

Indirectly affected by Dame Anne’s influence all of his life, Teina’s grandmother Bebe had her first job for Anne’s family, and his grandfather Darcy was a source for her research. Teina performed in the NZ Opera translated from Dame Anne’s Trial of the Cannibal Dog.

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