We welcome back Adrienne Rewi to Capture, with a series of photos from Ngāi Tahu.
Words and photography by Adrienne Rewi.
In 2006, almost 50,000 people identified themselves as Ngāi Tahu, making it the fourth largest Māori tribe in New Zealand, with the largest territory of any iwi. Throughout the South Island there are 18 Ngāi Tahu rūnanga – a representative from each makes up Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the governing body which oversees the tribe’s activities.
In the 7 years I have worked for Ngāi Tahu’s quarterly magazine TE KARAKA as a journalist and sub-editor, I have been extremely fortunate to have travelled to all eighteen rūnanga and marae, and to have had the opportunity to build up a huge library of Ngāi Tahu images.
The selection here is a tiny keyhole peep into contemporary Ngāi Tahu life and all images are published here with the permission of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.