Nga mihi nui to all those who came to our Annual General Meeting on the 30th of June - we were humbled by the support and positive wairua in the room.
We're excited to announce and welcome our new board members into the fold. They are:
Teina Moetara - elected as Chairperson
Te Kohe Tuhaka
We look forward to working with you all and to what you bring as we forge ahead into the future!
Part fairy-tale, part thriller and part coming age story, Putorino Hill follows Whiti’s journey into the complexities of manhood, love and his battle to hold onto the ones he’s lost.
Set against a backdrop of the rural and almost deserted Reinga township we are thrust into the everyday and supernatural events that have informed Whiti’s path through life. Audiences will be transported into Whiti’s magical and sometimes nightmarish world, a world of taongapūoro, ancient battles, of patupaiarehe, prophetic visions and miracle healings.
2014 sees Taki Rua revisit our Te Reo Māori Season kaupapa for the 19th year.
This year's whakaari - Ngunguru I Te Ao I Te Po tells the story of the children of Tangaroa, of a place where the waves ceaselessly roll in and the tides ebb and flow to the rhythm of the moon.
Our story takes tamariki on an adventure into the oceanic depths, rocky shore lines and pristine beaches of East Coast Aotearoa. Here in the heart of Te Moananui a Kiwa we meet five ocean creatures, following them as they reveal the beauty of their watery home and then on as they battle an ... info
“What right do I have to call myself Māori? I don’t look Māori, I wasn’t raised Māori. To the outside eye, I’m your regular, pale skinned kiwi”
Vanilla Miraka is a fast paced one woman comedy that combines theatrical performance, stand-up comedy and music to tell the story of a wāhine grappling with her whakapapa, her identity and her place in multi-cultural Aoteatroa.
Taki Rua has worked with writer and performer Hayley Sproull over the past year to create this new production through our development programme. With th... info
20 years after it burst onto the stages of the world, writer John Broughton’s iconic piece of Kiwi theatre returns.
Michael James Manaia is a poignant story about a New Zealand man who, after returning from the Vietnam War, finds himself at odds with his culture, his history and his memories. Packed full of dynamic theatrical action and colourful characters, we follow his journey through childhood, family, love, grief, violence, conflict and passion.
After premiering at Wellington’s Downstage Theatre in 1991, this heart-wrenching One-man show went on to th... info