Ōpōtiki is celebrating the Hukutaia Domain centenary this Saturday. Please find details below and in the attached poster.
Ōpōtiki District Council, Upokorehe Iwi, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Hukutaia Domain Care Group invite you to join us to celebrate the 100 year history of the Hukutaia Domain.
The day will begin with a blessing and unveiling of a Waharoa [carved gateway] at 4.30am followed by breakfast at Kutarere marae.
Start at 9am people and families connected with the Domain past and present will outline the history and significance of the Domain, followed by cutting of a centennial cake and tree planting.
From 11am there will be a number of guided walks and talks:
- Rotorua Botanical Society – Plants and trees of the Domain
- Roka Cameron – Plants and trees used for weaving and dying
- tbc – Rongoa, identifying plants used for traditional medicine
- Bruce James – Trees used in the timber industry
- Russell Ingram-Seal – Bugs and small beasties found in the Domain.
If you wish to book for these walks contact Ōpōtiki i-SITE at 07 3153031.
Free busses will be available from Hukutaia Domain to Kutarere Marae and back. At 8.30am a free bus will leave from the Ōpōtiki i-SITE to the Domain and return at 3.30 There will be displays, activities for children, Marnie Anstis will have her book [Taketakerau The Millennium tree] for sale and her new audio book available. Tee shirts will be for sale.
Food and drinks will be for sale but feel free to bring your own picnic.
For more information contact Kay 0211788005 or John 0275309978
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