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Footprints and longfins

September 9, 2008


Last night we went to a talk by Metiria Turei about the dramatic collapse in New Zealand’s endemic eel population,  the longfin in particular.    Metiria showed an outstanding film by students from the   Science and Natural History filmmaking programme of the the Centre for Science Communication.    Lindsay Davidson and Melissa Salpietra’s Longfin (mp4 24mins) is a […]

Posts from NZAEE (1): takata whenua

February 17, 2008


Over the summer I attended the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education in Dunedin (Otago Polytechnic was the major sponsor). Now on this wet Sunday with teaching starting tomorrow, what better opportunity to write up my notes… The opening session was at the Araiteuru Marae. There, after the powhiri and tea we listened to a […]

Te Reo o Otakou: telling stories, building capabilities, connecting people and landscapes

November 23, 2007


There are a thousand stories to tell of the ancestors’ exploits. Stories of romance and battles, exploration and betrayal, adventure and sadness… We are aware that, over the years, many ancestors have left the kaik’, the local village, and now thousands of our relations are spread all over the world unable to return when they […]

SimPa connecting stories and landscape

November 12, 2007


One of the exciting things about the SimPa project is that we don’t really know where it is headed. We’re working with various Kai Tahu runaka to help them retell their stories in different media, primarily in a 3D game environment. We have no preconceptions about the stories or the forms they might take. As […]

SimPa graphic

October 27, 2007


Quite a number have asked for a copy of the graphical overview of the SimPa process (briefly shown in my and Khyla’s paper). So here it is. In a series of layers it describes tells several stories: the story of Huriawa pa; the telling of the story of Huriawa pa; it tells the story of […]