Walking about re-emerges under Whiro

As we carefully move into this period of opening back up and reconnecting to people and places, Pīta Turei invites you to an observance of dawn on the morning the new moon rises - Whiro. Commonly described as a low energy day Whiro is a slow and quiet period of transition to a new beginning. It is a balance point in the lunar cycle that offers a refreshment of potential and glimpses of uncertainty. The kōrero accompanying the observance will explore how tikanga, customary practices and oral histories might guide us in how to be together safely. This kōrero and your contributions to it will inform how we manaaki Walking about participants as future walks unfold.

In accordance with the current Covid19 level 2 guidelines this observance will be limited in numbers and managed as a placed event (we’ll be marking where you can stand or sit) so please register in advance to secure a place. We encourage you to bring a blanket to sit on.

We ask that as you arrive and leave you are careful to respect distancing between people and if you are coming as part of a group you keep the group under ten people. If you are sick please stay home.

Pīta Turei (Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Ngati Paoa, Nga Rauru Kiitahi) comes from a background in dance and theatre. Turei is known as a kawa advisor, storyteller and orator sharing stories to empower a living population with the ancient histories of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Please register on Facebook here if you’d like to attend.


  • Free


  • Wed 20 May


  • 6:00 am — 8:00 am


  • Harbourview, Orangihina
  • 465 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu
  • Auckland 0610