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GWD 2013 Tamaki

Water Locale

Te Waipuna o Raiatea

The Choreographers

Pita Turei

Audience Site

Van Damms Lagoon

Time of day for performance

12.00 noon

History of site and related water issues

The sacred spring named by the Tohunga Taikehu. The rituals of dedication for the ocean voyaging waka Tainui and the arrival of her crew in a new land. Named after Raiatea (north of Tahiti) from whence they had journeyed. Polluted since the arrival of Europeans, it is still regularly poisoned by the discharges of suburban indifference and industrial waste.

The Music

Natural rhythms

The Performance

Ritualistic dedication to the presence of this sacred spring, and its need for restoration.


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