Nei rā te mihi, te mihi nunui, te mihi mahana ki a koutou. Piki mai, kake mai ki a Toi Tāmanuhiri.
Koinei te whakakitenga e pā ana te iwi o Ngāi Tamānuhiri. Mai i ngā rā o mua, tae noa atu ki ngā ra a muri, i whakapuakitia te tikanga, ngā kōrero, ngā waiata, ngā wawata hoki mō mātou whānau.
Ko tō mātou hikoi i ngā tau tekau i pahi, he mea whakamārama, he mea mamae, he mea wewete hoki. Kua whawhai mātou, kua tau mātou ngā take e pā ana ki te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Heoi, kua tae mai te wa, kia whakanui o ō mātou Tupuna, Whānau, Mokopuna hoki.
Kua ora ake te iwi o Ngāi Tāmanuhiri.
Toi Tāmanuhiri has been born from a desire to express the history, stories, songs and aspirations of our Whanau, from the past, the present and perceptions of the future.
Our journey in recent decades has been illuminating, painful and liberating as we fought for and then settled historic breaches to the Treaty of Waitangi.
The time has arrived to celebrate our Tupuna, Whanau and Mokopuna. We have survived.
Toi Tāmanuhiri was realised in 2013 as a series of exhibitions and workshops, featuring artists and taonga that link to Ngai Tāmanuhiri.
The exhibitions opened in December 2013 at the Tairāwhiti Museum, Verve Cafe and Muriwai Marae. Toi Tāmanuhiri at the Museum closed in March 2014.
Each exhibition had a different theme underpinning the displays.
This website documents the events, themes and people of Toi Tāmanuhiri.
Please click here to read about our Vision for Toi Tāmanuhiri.