In early 2017 I was approached to photograph an important restoration project led by a local Māori iwi, Ngāti Whātua. Māori woman were using the native harakeke (flax) plant to braid long taura (ropes). The taura were then sent off to Coromandel to have mussels grown on them and were eventually sent back to Okahu Bay to be laid in the bay waters. The mussels act as filters, cleaning the water and bringing mauri (life force) back to the area. The Hobson wrote an article about the project for their September 2017 issue and my photography was used on the cover and also to accompany the article.
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