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Taunaha Whenua – Naming the Land

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Cost: Free event.
Contact details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Matariki series

Join Honiana Love for Taunaha Whenua — Naming the Land. Learn about the names used by mana whenua and what they can tell us about the historic uses of places in the Wellington region.

Hear about the old names coming out of the landscape

There’s been a resurgence, Love says, with old names coming out of the landscape. Discover the link to the past in place names including Pipitea, Owhiro and Kaitoa, and hear about areas that were traditionally gardens, food gathering areas, refuse and swamps.

This kōrero is a joint presentation between Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, the National Library and Wellington City Libraries to mark this year’s celebration of Matariki.

Nau mai, haere mai, all welcome.

About the speaker

Honiana Love (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngā Ruahinerangi) is Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s Chief Executive — Tumu Whakarae.

Honiana Love

Honiana Love.
Honiana Love, Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, June 2020. Image Stephen A’Court — Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.