As a part of Aratoi’s Matariki celebration Kiri is creating photographic exhibition called “Kuia”, portraits of elder-women resident in Wairarapa who have been influential in her life. While she is close personally to each “nanny”, she states that each and every one of these kuia serve actively and on a large scale in the Wairarapa community and touch the lives of many others in the Wairarapa and the wider Kahungunu region.