The culture and identity portfolio in conjunction with the Ngāi Tahu Archives team is pleased to announce the commencement of on oral histories project.

The aim is to create a record of life histories of kaumātua as well as histories of the marae from those who were involved, and to have it archived for future generations. Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to participate, or nominations from whānau of anyone you think we should talk to (or those who are a bit camera shy).

The initial focus will be on Amiria Puhirere, with the goal of having some histories ready for Waitangi Day. Following our initial interviews we will open the scope to include the marae, our kaumātua and the life and times of the kaik.

Please contact Keefe Robinson-Gore by emailing [email protected] or ring 021 527 423.