13 Jul 2023

Offering food from land, sea, river and sky: whāngai i te hautapu

From Morning Report, 6:50 am on 13 July 2023

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Whāngai i te hautapu - the cooking of kai connected to stars in the Matariki cluster - differ between iwi and across the motu, but each offers a food group relating to four of Matariki's stars.

Waitī, Waitā, Tupuārangi, and Tupuānuku are at the centre of the cermony's focus.

Ngāti Kahungunu chief execuitve Bayden Barber spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss from a Napier beach at his iwi's hautapu.