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The Ōtākaro/Avon River was highly regarded as mahinga kai (food source) by Ngāi Tahu and later was the site of development by early settlers. To remediate the devastating effects of the 2011 earthquake on the land and banks of the river in the central city, the Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct was developed. The city promenade has references to the history of the area including the Whariki woven mats of welcome and quotes from writers celebrating the river and other features along the way. Join Joseph Hullen, master Ngāi Tahu storyteller, as he leads you down the walkway and encounter poets whose works are engraved within the precinct stone.

With David Eggleton, Frankie McMillan, Fiona Farrell and Bernadette Hall.

COVID-19 update. Ticket allocation is for the current Alert Level. If there is a change back to Level 2 at the time of the festival, tickets purchased under the original Level 2 requirements will be given preference. Refunds will be processed by Eventfinda for tickets no longer valid under updated conditions.

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