Rob Tipa highlights the many uses Ngāi Tahu have for native plants from his recently published book 'Treasures of Tane' on Tuesday 23 April from 12.15-12.45 in the Dunningham Suite, 4th floor, City Library. This event is designed for those working to fit in an event over lunchtime. Bring your lunch and we will provide tea and coffee.
'Treasures of Tane' is a culmination of 10 years work for Rob who is a freelance journalist with more than forty years' experience as a reporter and editor with metropolitan, community and farming publications. To reconnect with his Ngāi Tahu heritage , he researched a series of articles on traditional uses of New Zealand native plants that were on the Ngāi Tahu taonga plants list. This became a series of nearly fifty columns published in Te Karaka magazine and it is a treasure to have all his work included in one beautifully designed book.
Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a passionate native tree enthusiast and is keen to pass on just how useful our native plants can be. Rob hopes that people will give these plants the respect they deserve after reading 'Treasures of Tane'...and hopefully plant some of these treasures.
Our thanks to University Bookshop who will be on site for sales.
Cost: FREE – No booking required
Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin