Te Marae o Rongotaketake – Redressing our Kahungunu History
To 3 September, Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton The spotlight falls on the rich and tumultuous historical landscape of Wairarapa in a landmark exhibition developed in partnership by Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Aratoi. Following 30 years of negotiations, the iwi is due to settle with the Crown in 2017. Focusing on the displacement and destabilization of Ngati Kahungunu after the loss of more than a million hectares of land taken by the government during colonisation, the exhibition seeks to raise awareness of the iwi and its story, the pathway to the historical settlement and future aspirations. Kahu kiwi, taputapu, patu, waka, whakairo, Lindauer paintings of tipuna and art works by contemporary Ngati Kahunungu artists are part of the mix. aratoi.org. nz
A gathering at Papawai Marae for the signing of the deed gifting Lake Wairarapa to the government in 1896.