Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Ngatiwai Kiore Harvest

Ngatiwai Kiore Harvest

The Ngatiwai Kiore Harvest has come again. In its efforts to maintain ecological balance on the offshore islands, Ngatiwai Trust Board Resource Management Unit are managing a second harvest from Taranga (Hen) Island and Mauitaha (West Chicken) Island.

Both contemporary and customary trapping and processing methods will be utilised. The pelts from the kiore will be utilised as a cloak for Ngatiwai.

Ngatiwai Kiore Harvest Manager, Clive Stone says the event is a significant one for the country.

“The Harvest will assist in raising awareness of the taonga species that was transported to this country by our tupuna.”

“Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn about tuatara, manu oi (shearwater petrels), korora (little blue penguins), and numerous other species that are seldom found on the mainland,” says Ms Shortland.

Participants, including Whangaruru Environmental Studies students have already attended presentations on lizards, kiore, and bio-security of offshore islands, at the Board.

The harvest starts with a karakia on Monday 19 November and finishes with a hakari at Ngatiwai Trust Board Monday 10 December.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland