This year’s engagement story is Te Rākau.

Nau mai haere mai

Welcome to Te Rākau, the talking tree with a story to tell.

Special thanks to Te Rākau voices Lia and Unaiki Shelford-Toopi. Danyelle Nathan and Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae.

Deep Animation creates 3D animation, film, soundtracks and interactive art from their solar-powered studio in the bush.

“Poipoia te kākano kia puawai. Nuture the seed and it will blossom”

Thank you Fred and Judi Howard at Nzseeds.co.nz for the Kōwhai seeds – Hundreds of seeds were given away for the community to grow.