Pererū

Pererū

Name: Pererū

Location: Riverside Market

Created by: Morgan Mathews-Hale (Kaitiaki Studios)

Sponsor: Riverside Market & Lanes

Design Inspiration

The Kererū/Kūkupa (as it is referred to by Ngāi Tahu Māori) was one of the taonga species native to the area surrounding the Ōtakaro. The Kererū was traditionally a valued food source and an indication of the abundance of food and health of the Mahika kai (food gathering place). The larger and plumper the bird, the more plentiful the season. Miro berries were the favoured treat for a Kererū.

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