Dr Michael Stevens is a Ngāi Tahu historian currently working for Aukaha on the development of a Ngāi Tahu cultural narrative for Dunedin city. He is one of several people contributing to this project that is compiling Ngāi Tahu associations across the city before and since its British colonial settlement, which began in 1848.
Aukaha is undertaking this initiative with the Dunedin City Council and it is envisaged that precinct and site specific reports will be framed by an overarching narrative document. Through this work it is hoped that Ngāi Tahu history and aspirations will be more visible in Dunedin’s built environment, which is on the cusp of some major redevelopments.
According to Michael, “Aukaha is strongly committed to incorporating a meaningful mana whenua presence into new building projects, like the proposed Dunedin Hospital, as well as exploring how precinct refurbishments and building upgrades can better reflect the Ngāi Tahu presence in Dunedin city. There are some fascinating Ngāi Tahu traditions and vibrant Ngāi Tahu personalities tied to this place and Aukaha believes these should be more widely known.”
Keep an eye out for the results as the cityscape continues to evolve.
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Dr Michael Stevens is a Ngāi Tahu historian currently working for Aukaha on the development of a Ngāi Tahu cultural narrative for Dunedin city. He is one of several people contributing to this project that is compiling Ngāi Tahu associations across the city before and since its British colonial settlement, which began in 1848. Aukaha is undertaking…Read More
Last year Aukaha signed a contract with MSD for a Managed Apprenticeship Trust Plan in Otago. The plan is part of the wider philosophy of Aukaha and our partners to build human capital, whānau wealth creation and a strong economy. Aukaha will lead an integrated system that supports and connects Māori and Pacifica to jobs…Read More
The Ministry for Education is encouraging schools to more consistently recognise the history and ongoing presence of mana whenua. A key way of doing this is through the development of cultural narratives when a school site is being developed or significantly renovated. This was a core element of the Christchurch school rebuild process, in which relevant…Read More
The Annual General Meeting of Aukaha (1997) Limited is being held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 5.30pm. The Annual Report will be available at the meeting.
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