Ōnuku Marae is on the shores of the Akaroa Harbour. During 2019 they ran a series of wānanga that were aimed at teaching their younger generation about Mahinga Kai, which are the areas where Māori have traditionally collected their food from.

  • Keelan Walker
    Eel Harvest
  • Keelan Walker
  • Keelan Walker
  • The whānau of Onuku Marae
    Key Cast
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    16 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
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    New Zealand
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    DSLR Panasonic Lumix GH4
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Director Biography - Keelan Walker

Keelan Walker is of Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne, Ngāti Apa and Ngai Tahu descent. He was born, educated and has lived much of his life in Blenheim, New Zealand where he currently resides.

Keelan is the owner of a successful digital media company known as Loud Noise Media which specialises in creating online content for businesses and organisations.

His Hobbies are documentary film making and photography, the great outdoors and he is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Director Statement

I consider myself privileged to be in a unique position to film many of our local Te Tau Ihu (Top of the South) Iwi, out on their own whenua, learning about their own mahinga kai and culturally significant sites. But when I was invited south by Ngāi Tahu to film outside of my own region and capture their story, it was an exciting new opportunity for me.