Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will remain open while our city remains Red under the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Please show your My Vaccine Pass when you visit us, and wear your mask and scan or sign in. Mā te wā, see you soon.
Today's poem is a long one so your hands will be scrubbed as clean as they have ever been. We are extremely grateful to the poet's son Rob for identifying this poem as 'one of our faves!' Curator Nathan Pohio is the reader and he knows the royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Heads well: his mum used to be a guide there and still lives nearby. Take your time with this one - it's well worth it!