The Tupare Cluster refers to the Taranaki themes of gardens, recreation, adventure sports and within the Sharing the Waiwhakaiho project the blend of art, science and technology.

Following are links to articles related to Tupare and Burgess Park which is further upstream, and the many uses of the river; along with art and science, culture and water.



The River Speaks

The River Speaks utilised live data from the Waiwhakaiho River, opening a dialogue across culture and science to indigenous peoples, to look at some of the multiple associations of water.
Collaborative art work led by Ian Clothier, Nina Czegledy and Andrew Hornblow with seven contributors



River Resonations

This project involved innovative use of GPS locative software, with places in the gardens at Tupare aligned with the voices of people sharing their experiences of the Waiwhakaiho River.
Art work by Trudy Lane



A brief history of water in science and art

Creativity is important to the Sharing the Waiwhakaiho project and the Taranaki region. This article looks at some of the history of water and finds some connections between art and science, related to water.
By Ian Clothier



Taranaki – hydro power pioneer

The Taranaki region was pioneering in it’s early use of hydro electricity, with an early power station established at Burgess Park, upstream from Tupare.
By Jessica Clark, edited by Ian Clothier



White water kyaking

Collecting the stories of local users of the river is an important facet of the project. In this article we speak to Mark Garner of the New Plymouth Kayak Club.
By Jessica Clark, edited by Ian Clothier



Local resident mixes work and passion

Local writers and historians form an important part of the cultural fabric of a region. In this article, Jessica Clark talks to Ron Mells, a local writer.
By Jessica Clark, edited by Ian Clothier



How water is made

How actually, is water made? That is a simple question that has a dynamic answer, involving electrons, protons and hydrogen in the early days of the universe, and inside massive stars four times the size of our sun.
By Ian Clothier