The Stoat, the Kererū and the Karaka Berries
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 could 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?
Christina Hougton and Melissa Laing invite you to join us in a playful reenactment to solve the puzzle complete with a boat and a river.
Photos by Rob Linkhorn.
Winner, Intergenerational Award, Auckland Fringe 2019
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