The Cultural Mapping Story
Kā Huru Manu (The Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project) is dedicated to recording and mapping the traditional Māori place names and associated histories in the Ngāi Tahu rohe (tribal area). Place names are tangible reminders of our history and values. They represent a significant symbol of the Ngāi Tahu historical association and relationship with our landscape. They are primarily associated with people, historical events, geographical features, and natural flora and fauna. Ngāi Tahu has collected thousands of place names to make this traditional knowledge accessible to our whānau and the wider public.
Learn how it started, and become part of our journey.
Protecting Ngāi Tahu History
Cultural Mapping Project Begins
The Ngāi Tahu Atlas