14 Jul 2023

The whakapapa of the stars – Dr Pouroto Ngaropō

From Matariki Morning, 10:46 am on 14 July 2023

Matariki is seen and understood in many ways across the motu of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr Pouroto Ngaropo spoke with Susana Lei'ataua this week about the celestial line up through the lens of his iwi Ngati Awa and his hapu Te Tawera in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

This is the third in a series of six recordings excerpted from their korero and featured this Matariki Morning. 

Dr Pouroto Ngaropo

Dr Pouroto Ngaropo Photo: RNZ / Susana Leiataua