Allied Productions is producing an eight-part online video series in collaboration with the ODT. The place names project, Toitū te Whenua, will tell the stories of Māori place names in the South, recounting their whakapapa and addressing issues such as misspellings and the colonising practice of renaming places with European names.
The series was made possible through the support of Ōtākou Marae kaumātua Edward Ellison.
The episodes are available online at odt.co.nz,and will also be broadcast on Channel 39 – Southern Television.
By Luke Chapman