What: An audio guided walk in both te reo Māori and English narrated by a māmā and educator who has tribal connections to Ngai Tai and Ngati Porou, Davika Wilson.
Our walk travels from Northcote. Immersing ourselves in sound we voyage in the domains of Tāne, through the soon to be opened regenerative Te Ara Awataha project and other greenway corridors.
Concepts of wai are explored as pakiwaitara are shared through rongo (sound) connecting with Lake Pūpuke. We end in the domains of Tangaroa at Takapuna on the shores of Tikapa Moana with Rangitoto in sight.
Over the duration of the walk Davika walks alongside you to navigate connections with te taiao (our natural environment) within the constraints of urban living and being a Māmā.
Through a process of tau (attunement) and whakatā (mindfulness) Davika guides you into an awareness of hā, or breathing that will carry you through the subsequent stages of the walk as she shares, through well being, storytelling, connection and identity.
A taonga pūoro composition by Aroha Jensen Inside My Papahou, Symphony #3 weaves through the walk.
At the end of the walk you are invited to draw your reflections onto the sands of Takapuna Beach. Share your sand drawings with the hashtag #urbanwalkingfestival on your preferred platform.