Past Events – some of the particularly special ones

Saturday 9 Sept. 2017 Kia ora te reo! Let the language live! A one-day Māori language workshop on Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua (facilitated by  Joe Hunter, Pākehā teacher and learner of te reo Māori)
*Learn how to do your own mihi
*Collect and prepare wild food for our shared lunch
*Help find out more about the plants and animals that live here
Families welcome, any level of language

26/8/17 Whenua me tuhituhi / Writing in relationship with the land: A one-day workshop on Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua facilitated by Robyn Maree Pickens and Iona Winter (Waitaha, Kāi Tahu).

27/9/2014 Heritage open day/fundraiser for Married Quarters Building restoration

About eight fullly booked boatloads (150 people!) attended a special heritage open day on Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua recently. Visitors enjoyed exploring, picnicking, and learning a little about the history and ecology of the island.

The event was partly a fundraiser for the next stage of the restoration of the historic Married Quarters building, which dates from 1873 when the island was used as the Quarantine station for early immigrants to Otago.

However, it was also just a chance to introduce people to this special Island. We were delighted by the high level of interest and enjoyment, and thanks to all the volunteers that made it happen.