- Start: Wed, 1 Apr 12:00am
- End: Wed, 19 Apr 12:00am
A drop of rain, fresh-water fish, a full-moon swim. What is your first memory of water? Where is “your” river? Can you taste, smell, hear it, still, after all these years?
Awa Stories is a two-part storytelling project on 10 local residents' connection to their awa and their first experiences with wai/vai/water.
Awa Stories launched with a photo exhibition along Great North Road in the middle of Avondale town centre. These portraits introduce each person and their awa story with text in te reo Māori.
Part two is a series of short video interviews with our subjects from their home and on Te Whau itself. To watch the video series as it gets released, follow our Facebook page.
Awa Stories was produced by EcoMatters, in collaboration with I Love Avondale, John Rata, Cathy Livermore and Te Kawerau a Maki, with support from Whau Local Board, Panuku Development Auckland and Healthy Waters.
Image by John Rata, for "The Whau Project" by Cathy Livermore.
This event is part of EcoFest West 2020, a month-long celebration of our stunning environment.
Check out more events at www.ecofest.org.nz.