Te Whau Pathway Project is working with community organisations to fulfil part of the Project’s kaupapa of strengthening connections between people and with the river.
Whau the People is one of our arts partners. We went behind the scenes and asked Whau the People some pātai about how they became involved in the project.
Meet Whau the People
- Can you tell us a bit about Whau the Peple?
- How did Whau the People become involved in Te Whau Pathway Project?
- What part of the project are you looking forward to the most?
- What’s your favourite place along Te Wai o te Whau?
- What’s your best Te Wai Whau tip?
Can you tell us a bit about Whau the People?
Whau The People Charitable Trust is an interdisciplinary arts organisation, focused on creating opportunities for local people to access and participate in the arts within their communities. We do this by leading, supporting and advocating on community arts projects that bring together artists and communities to empower, educate and connect.
How did Whau the People become involved in Te Whau Pathway Project?
We are excited to partner with TWPP as the Community Art project leads.
What part of the project are you looking forward to the most?
Kayaking up the Whau awa, watching eels swim in the clean waters and birds living along the shores, tying up next to te Whau Pathway for lunch, enjoying the public artwork and exploring new spaces along the shores – Jody
I am looking forward to bringing more attention and knowledge to the Whau river as many of its residents are unaware of its name and history. I am looking forward to all the art projects that communicate and honour that – Janet
What’s your favourite place along Te Wai o te Whau?
The playground at Ken Maunder, under the the Ash Street bridge, amongst the mangroves on the river – Jody
West end rowing club outlook, Tony Segedin Park path and the Boardwalks to Ash Street bridge – Janet
Your favourite karaoke song?
- Regulate by Warren G – Jody
- Poi E by the Pātea Māori Club – Janet