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Join us for a special event where we follow Waimapihi, from her open waters at Waimapihi Reserve, through the city and to the sea, with kōrero about the restoration of Waimapihi and the rongoā that may be found here.

Our meeting point will be at the top of Holloway Road at 11am, at the entry to Waimapihi Reserve. Kōrero will be led by Ngā Kaimanaaki o Te Waimapihi, Shelby Stoneburner and Jim Mitford-Taylor, who have been instrumental in giving new life to the place where Waimapihi begins. Tanya Ruka will lead a kōrero about the rongoā present here, and give the opportunity for people to collect leaves that may then be infused as tea. Also on the hīkoi will be artists Caela Heke and Nick Denton, talking to their experiences following Waimapihi. From the reserve, we will follow the underground path of Waimapaihi down Aro Street, passing in front of the Aro community centre, and crisscrossing through the city as the awa flows underneath streets and buildings, until we reach the place Waimapihi touches the sea, at Taranaki Wharf.

The hīkoi will then return to Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, to make tea with the rongoā we have collected, reaching the gallery at approximately 12:30pm.


  • 11am at Waimapihi reserve, Holloway Road
  • 12.30pm at Enjoy


  • Sat 21 May


  • 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space