Mā te mātauranga, mā te pūtaiao, ka puta ngā tohu nō Onoke — from mātauranga, from science, the story (signs/knowledge) from Onoke is brought forth.
On a sweltering summer’s day, manawhenua and members of the Wairarapa community joined Lakes380 researchers and freshwater scientists on a morning of lake-based knowledge sharing. Kaikōrero kaumātua Aperahama (Abe) Matenga opened the fieldwork with karakia and welcomed manuhiri to his tūpuna roto, Onoke (Lake Ferry). Scientists Andrew Rees and Marcus Vandergoes demonstrated their technique of extracting sediment cores from lakebeds, and later extruded a trial core for closer examination. Locally born and raised, Jay Pu’e and Lee Kuini Flutey reflected on their roles as kaiako in teaching and inspiring rangatahi through kura taiao hands-on environmental learning.
Storytellers: Aperahama (Abe) Matenga, Rawiri Smith, Andrew Rees, Marcus Vandergoes, Jay Pu’e, Lee Flutey.