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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision View Finder

Mata Kimihanga

Ongoing 12am to 12am Free

A 24/7 audio-visual exhibition at the Auckland Central City Library

Matariki stars.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is an independent charitable trust which holds a diverse collection of more than 750,000 items, dating back to 1895 and spanning Aotearoa’s sound and moving image history. 

View Finder is their moving image presentation installed in the Auckland Central City Library window on Lorne Street. It runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, screening curated selections from New Zealand’s moving image and sound archive.


Showing from 22 June - 14 July

Kānapanapa mai ana a Matariki – Matariki Shine on the New Year

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.
Matariki stars.

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