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The Stoat, the Kererū and the Karaka Berries

24 Feb 2019 - 02 Mar 2019

Illustration: Melissa Laing

Sunday 24 February 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 24 February 2019, 11.30am

Sunday 24 February 2019, 12.00pm - Sunday 24 February 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 2 March 2019, 3.25pm - Saturday 2 March 2019, 4.55pm

Saturday 2 March 2019, 5.25pm - Saturday 2 March 2019, 6.55pm


Tui Glen Reserve, 2 Claude Brookes Dr, Henderson, Auckland

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At the Boat Pontoon


Tickets $18

Includes one-way ferry ticket and life jacket hire


melissa laing

021 182 9451


It’s a wicked problem. How will you solve it?

There’s an old puzzle – a DoC Ranger is coming out of the bush with a live stoat, a kererū and a bag of karaka berries. On their way out they have to cross a river in a ferry boat. But in crossing the river by boat, the DoC ranger can only transport themselves and one other thing: the stoat, the kererū, or the bag of karaka berries. If left unattended together, the stoat would eat the kererū, or the kererū would eat the berries. How does the ranger get everything across the river?

Join us in a playful reenactment of this age-old puzzle complete with a boat on a river. 

Through somatic exercises, costumes, playful games, collaborative problem solving and fun in boats, participants in the Stoat, the Kererū and the Karaka Berries will explore creative solutions to today’s wicked ecological problems and connect people to the unique urban ecology of the Henderson creek in West Auckland.

You must be able to swim.

Presented as part of Auckland Fringe Festival from 19 February - 3 March 2019.