Te Wheke o Muturangi storyboard unveiled in Nelson

22/07/2021 3:17am

Nelson City Council celebrated the new children’s storyboard and interpretation panel about the legend of Te Wheke o Muturangi – The Giant Octopus of Muturangi on Friday 9 July at Māra Wheke - Octopus Garden playground, situated next to the Ngā Whatu sportsfield in Stoke.

The ceremonial event was led by Te Ahu Rei, Pou Ahurea - Cultural Manager of Ngāti Tama and representatives from Council.

The gathering also included a blessing, speeches and concluded with a kapa haka performance from the Nayland College kapa haka group, Pūaha Te Tai and light refreshments.

Local schools Stoke School, Broadgreen Intermediate and Te Kōhanga Reo o Kia Tau Te Rangimārie also attended.

Keep an eye out for more bilingual signage popping up around our Smart Little City, including more local iwi stories about different Nelson landscapes.