Te Mana o te Taiao

In collaboration with Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust, Tauranga Moana Biosecurity and Department of Conservation, the exhibition was held at The Incubator Creative Hub between 19th June - 15th July. Encouraging wider whānau participation and engagement through eco-workshops like building bird whare and feeders, creating uku seed bombs and building bug hotels. 576 people visited the exhibition, many who did not already know about the conservation and restoration mahi in the Kaimai Mamaku. Incubator staff and 13 volunteers gave up 95 hours of their time to keep the exhibition open. Although not a focus, there were also some sales – including a first time Rotorua artist who sold a piece for $1,500. We congratulate and thank all artists who submitted work and kaimahi who ran the workshops.