SPEAKER SERIES: Musical guest AND freshwater mussels.
Join us for our final "I didn't know that" speaker event. We'll enjoy Neil Henderson's incredible story-telling, with his focus on kākahi in Eskdale Reserve. We'll then be dazzled by our very special musical guest Nancy Howie, rocking her custom-made instruments to make this a truly unmissable finale!
Kākahi: Neil Henderson
Freshwater mussels/ Kākahi are the unlikely taonga species that have been found living in our local urban streams. Awareness and understanding of these populations is staggeringly marginal, and our team has the happy task of uncovering some of their mystery. By applying scientific methodology alongside learnings from mataurangi Māori, the regeneration team at Kaipātiki Project is gaining a deeper understanding of these important native species, and how to better protect them.
“Fathom is the brainchild of Nancy Howie, a Tāmaki Makaurau-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and maker. Her music is recorded using instruments she built in her workshop! Her projects have been after a series of exhibitions around Aotearoa, and as the recipient of the Daphne Gretta Mary Stevens Community Music Scholarship, she was commissioned in 2023 to write a suite of chamber music to be played on her hand-made musical instruments. She performed this incredible set throughout winter 2023, accompanied by a series of self-directed music videos. Come and witness this rising star at our humble EcoHub on November the 7th.