Mangahuia, Photographic Exhibition


Created by local writer Ashleigh Collis and photographer Mariana Waculicz, this exhibition is aimed at installing more pride in our rivers and the natural environment. The idea is to remind our community of its history and how lucky we are to have our natural environment so close to home.

Mangahuia, in the Maori indigenous language of New Zealand, means "Stream of the Huia". The last Huia bird ever spotted was over 100 years ago around the Tararua Mountain Range in the southeastern part of the North Island. This is where the project takes place. The "Mangahuia" is an ongoing series of photo shoots taken by the Ohau River at the foot of the Tararuas. Once home to the Huia, this location is now where some locals like to “hang out” and reconnect with nature. The goal is to capture raw moments of different people experiencing a special bond with the native bush. It's an intense thing to witness that, mindful of the ecological tragedies that stroke the ancient flora and fauna of the region. The Ohau River corridors once echoed the songs of the Huia and this is compelling and inspirational.

Made with funding from Creative New Zealand.



  • Friday, 06 October 2017 | 06:30 PM - Tuesday, 31 October 2017 | 05:00 PM


Te Takere Exhibition Space, 10 Bath Street, Levin 5510  View Map

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