Kawea is a project by Jeremy Leatinu’u that invites participants to traverse the urbanscape of Ōwairaka. The journey will begin at the base of the mountain of Ōwairaka before travelling towards the waters of the Waitematā and arriving at the Waterview reserve.

The name of the walk itself, Kawea, translates as to take or to carry.

People participating in the walk are asked to bring a small object of importance which will be wrapped and carried during the journey.

Come between 12:00 and 12:30 to wrap your small object. Walk will depart at 12:30.

Jeremy Leatinu’u creates works that consider the relationships between site, history, language and people. He has invited people to carry earth from Auckland City to Waiheke, used WW2 exercise regimes to respond to former troop training sites and stood in welcome at the arrival gate of the Auckland International Airport. His work has been included in the 2019 Honolulu Biennale, the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and the 2017 Headlands Sculpture on Gulf.


  • Free


  • Sat 02 Nov


  • 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Address (Offsite)

  • Meet at the Summit Drive entrance to Ōwairaka mountain.
  • Auckland