The Snow Line

Michael Poa (One River), Julian Priest (The Greenbench) and friends invite you to join us in a collaborative performance artwork documenting a hikoi that references the Whanganui story of the relationship between Ruapehu and Taranaki.

The performance will take place at:

2pm Sunday 27th June 2010
The Govett Brewster
Corner of King and Queen Street
New Plymouth

The performance responds to a new exhibition by Song Dong now showing at the Govett Brewster.

During the hikoi we will collect snow from above the snow line on Ruapehu, and transport it by road following the Whanganui river to New Plymouth where we will stage a performance. After the performance we will take the snow to the snow line on Taranaki and place it there before returning to Whanganui.
All are welcome to come along, participate or just watch.


  • 0330 wakeup
  • 0400 Meeting 1 - One River, The Boat ramp, Takarangi Street, Whanganui
  • 0600 Ruapehu - Ohakune up to the snow line - collect snow
  • 0700 leave Ruapehu
    • Raetehi
    • Pipirki
    • Hiruharama
    • Atene
    • Whanganui
  • 1000 Meeting 2 - One River, The Boad ramp Takarangi Street Whanagnui
    • Patea
    • Hawera
    • Manaia
  • 1300 New Plymouth
  • 1400 Performance at Govett Brewster New Plymouth
  • 1500 Leave GB
  • 1530 Taranaki Snow line - deliver snow
  • 1600 Leave Taranaki
    • return Whanganui