We are excited to be hosting a series of FREE winter talks as part of our Matariki celebrations from mid-June to August 2022. 

Dr Jane Kitson
Dr Jane Kitson

7pm-8:30pm, Tuesday 14 June - Te Anau Club

Dr Jane Kitson, Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku (Ōraka-Aparima, Waihopai and Awarua Rūnanga) will be talking about her work with kanakana / pouched lamprey in Murihiku Southland.

Jane is an ecologist and environmental scientist with research interests in freshwater, mahinga kai and cultural monitoring. She is the director of Kitson Consulting Ltd, an environmental entity that links values and science to support mana whenua in their environmental management aspirations and needs. She loves talking about her favourite fish species – Kanakana/Pouched Lamprey.

She is a board member of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, a member of the Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau, Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust and the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body.

Jane lives in Invercargill and is a mother of two teenage sons and the wife of Zane Moss (the manager of Southland Fish and Game). Her family has a strong interest in ‘hunting and gathering/mahinga kai’ pursuits, e.g., trout and salmon fishing, duck and deer hunting, kaimoana gathering and tītī/muttonbird harvesting.

Victoria Campbell
Victoria Campbell

July (date to be confirmed) - 7pm at Te Anau Club

Matariki Kōrero with Victoria Campbell (Ngāti Irakehu, Ngāi Tahu)

Kaikōrero matua Victoria Campbell works for Te Rūnanga o Moeraki as Transition Manager and has a passion for te reo me ōhona tikaka, mātauraka Māori including Māori astronomy, and the natural world.

Victoria is also involved with the Dark Sky Project (Takapō), is a member of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve Board and is also a member of the Matariki Advisory Group charged with the task of providing recommendations to Government regarding the establishment of a Matariki Public Holiday.

Sam Ludden
Sam Ludden

August (date to be confirmed) - Sam Ludden

The Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust wish to thank The Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) for their generous grant in support of our winter talks.