Hana Pera Aoake (Ngāti Hinerangi, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Haua, Tainui/Waikato, Ngāti Waewae, Waitaha, Kai Tahu) is a writer and artist based in Otepoti. They sometimes organise exhibitions, readings, education programmes and conversations. Currently they work with Morgan Godfery on Kei te pai press, a publishing and education project. Hana published their first book, A bathful of kawakawa and hot water with Compound Press in 2020.
I saw the mountain erupt considers the deep histories of maunga, geology, and awa through the resilience of local tuna (eels).