He wā whakarite kai a Matariki mō te Takurua. He tau hou Māori hoki. E hoki whakamua ana tātou ki ngā kohinga taonga a Ngā Taonga, arā he hauhake, he rokiroki kai, he hauhake kānga, kūmara hoki, he rapu tuna, he whakarite tītī, hāngī hoki. I hopukina ēnei kiriata i waenga i ngā tau 1920 – 1960 mai i Te Tai Rāwhiti ki Awarua. I puorotia hoki ngā kiriata ngū.
Matariki is the traditional time for preparing food for long term storage over winter. It marks the traditional Māori new year. We’re taking a step back in time though the audiovisual collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, including some harvesting and storage traditions of Aotearoa; from reaping maize to kūmara harvesting, from catching tuna to preparing tītī for storage and hāngī prep. Footage ranges from the 1920s to the 1960s, from Te Tai Rāwhiti to Awarua. The silent footage is accompanied by taonga puoro.
Collection items included in the programme:
F5437 Muttonbirding (Ngā mihi ki ngā hapū o Awarua), F11634 Eel History was a Mystery (Ngā mihi ki te whanau), F2815 Scenes of Māori Life on the East Coast (Ngā mihi ki Ngāti Porou), F80217 [Māori Eeling] (Ngā mihi ki Dave Turnbull), F6423 Hāpuka Fishing in New Zealand (Ngā mihi ki Te Rua Mahara o Te Kāwanatanga). All footage has been preserved and made available by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
Taonga puoro: Ngā mihi ki Dr Amber Aranui, Chrissie Locke rātou ko Shane James