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Kai te Whakamatua Anō te Iwi: The People are Resting 

Kai te Whakamatua Anō te Iwi: The People are Resting is an exhibition curated by kaimahi (staff) from Te Whare Tapere, an indigenous house of storytelling, in partnership with Canterbury Museum.

Te Whare Tapere co-founder Ngaio Cowell with objects from the exhibition.

The exhibition honours the craftsmanship and significance of the tools employed by takata whenua across generations and includes taoka Māori (treasures) from Canterbury Museum. Tools in te ao Māori are at the centre of Māori cultural understanding and vital to the revitalisation and sustainability of Māori cultural values.

Matariki and the rising of the star Puaka marks a time for Aotearoa to honour the traditions and tikaka of Māori. This is also a time of reflection, remembrance and most importantly rest. The exhibition honours the work of Māori across generations, including those leading the regeneration of Māori culture. Have a moment of tools down and rest.

The exhibition runs until 13 July at Te Whare Tapere in The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.