Puketeraki Marae will host the Te Waipounamu Ngāi Tāhu marae film tour on the evening of Friday 28 November, starting at 6.30pm. The kaupapa of the tour is being able to show a core programme of film clips specifically relating to Kāi Tahu. Supper will follow the screening.

Topics so far identified include: mutton birding on the Tītī Islands in 1921, whitebaiting at Ōpihi River and eeling in the 1930s; a 1931 raranga clip featuring Ngāi Tahu weavers; Ōtākou Marae in 1948; the opening of Rehua Marae in 1960; a 1969 anti-apartheid film clip; an early clip of rock art enthusiast Tony Fomison recording rock art in Duntroon, as well as Maika Mason talking about pounamu. To shift the screening from a ‘commemorative’ to ‘celebratory’ kaupapa, there will be a sprinkling of archive snippets from Māori musicians who have toured Te Waipounamu including the Māori Volcanics, Prince Tui Teka, Howard Morrison and others.

The programme will be approximately one hour long and we ask that whānau bring a gold coin as a donation. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy this screening.