Arowhenua Marae - 4 Apr
Ko Aoraki te maunga
Ko Waitaki te awa
Ko Waitaha, ko Kati Mamoe
ko Rapuwai, ko Kai Tahu nga iwi
Ko Te Hapa o Niu Tireni te wharenui
Ko Arowhenua te marae
This documentary will be filmed at Arowhenua Marae and at various locations around Te Muka and the surrounding districts.
The story telling process will be illustrated with one on one interviews with kaumatua and kaitiaki of Arowhenua Marae.
The interviews will contain a combination of photographs, shots of the local area, local landmarks, home people, prominent buildings and features of historical interest.
The wharenui, wharekai and marae courtyard will be used as backdrops to evoke presence within the documentary.
General views of Arowhenua Marae, Te Muka township and the local ancestral landmarks will capture the location of this documentary.
This documentary will travel back in history with the living descendants of Arowhenua Marae as they re-trace their journey and re-tell stories from the past.
Along with its rich history we will also reveal the aspirations of the present day Arowhenua Marae whanau, as they prepare the marae for future generations and beyond.
Production music and actualilities of karanga, whaikorero, waiata, tauparapara, and whakapapa will be utilized to help generate mood and emotion when necessary.