Unveiling and blessing for new interpretational panels
The 11 new panels depict the history of the area and the importance of the North Canterbury and Christchurch environment. The corten steel panels, can be found along the new 12km shared path at key culturally significant sites.
The CNC follows a trail for travelling from Kaiapoi Pā to seasonal mahinga kai (food gathering) and Kāinga nohoanga (places of permanent residence) in and around what is now Christchurch. To bring to life the rich history of this ancient trail, we worked with Lyttelton-based writer Liz Grant and Ngai Tahu Whakapapa unit manager Arapata Reuben (pictured left).
The design of these works of art was done by artist Morgan Mathews-Hale (pictured right), of Kaitiaki Studios. The design reflects the Taurapa (canoe stern post) of a great waka (canoe).
The panels where unveiled with a blessing and poignant karakia on Thursday morning 18 February 2021.
More information on the panels is here