June 28, 2015
Rangiwewehi weaving stories recorded
A project to record the history of weaving within Te Arawa iwi Ngati Rangiwewehi has won funding from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s annual New Zealand Oral History Awards.
Coordinator Rangimarie Mahuika says weaving supports tribal language proficiency, environmental sustainability and strengthens tribal protocols and tikanga.
Other projects include union history, the conservation of yellow-eyed penguins and the experience of Niue elders living in New Zealand.
Senior oral historian Alison Parr says the projects projects will make a significant contribution to understanding New Zealand’s history.
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