In 2014 Ngāi Tūhoe completed construction on Te Uru Taumatua, a sustainable ‘living building’ built entirely out of materials sourced from Tūhoe land. Ever the Land captures the construction of the building, from its initial design stages through to its opening, and explores the history and values reflected in its design. Premiering at the 2015 New Zealand International Film Festival, Ever the Land is the debut feature as director for German-born editor Sarah Grohnert.
Tūhoe have always had a concern for the environment and living in a way that is respectful of the land and waters. Reinstating these values and principles was central to the design and construction of Te Uru Taumatua.– Tūhoe website, about Te Uru Matua
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