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Cultural Services

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Aukaha works with Kāi Tahu experts who are able to respond to the increasing number of requests for cultural narratives and the expression of those narratives through both the design process and built form. Our stories are used to inform many of the decisions made in the region, from the flora and fauna planted in our streets or the design of a public building to what we teach our rakatahi about Kāi Tahu history in schools. Aukaha works closely with stakeholders and clients to ensure Mātauraka Kāi Tahu is appropriately and authentically woven through the fabric of the takiwā.

We can facilitate access to a panel of cultural experts who are regularly available to meet with local councils and stakeholders throughout the takiwā. Contact us to find out about this service.

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Cultural Training
and workshops

Aukaha offers cultural training and workshops designed specifically for corporate clients and Treaty partners. We can tailor workshops to meet your expectations and cultural aspirations. This includes introductory level through to those wanting to develop a deeper understanding of mana whenua, Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori from historical and contemporary perspectives. Our workshops have a particular focus on the Otago takiwā and provide a valuable insight into the corporate structure of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and how to engage appropriately with local Rūnaka.

Aukaha can also facilitate specialist workshops or refer you to approved providers. These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Archaeological Workshops
    Suited to companies involved in earthworks
  • Social Service Providers and Social Workers
    Suited to practitioners and professionals working with Māori clients
  • Cultural Supervision
  • Translation Services / Cultural Narratives.

Contact us to find out what we can do for you and to get a quote.