About
Taki Rua

KAUPAPA MĀORI THEATRE COMPANY 

Taki Rua Productions is a national, kaupapa Māori performing arts organisation based in Pōneke. We produce, commission and develop theatre works through a distinctively Māori lens, while advocating for the wider industry.

 

Since 1983, Taki Rua has been an arts industry leader – a creative rule breaker, continually evolving the definition of Māori theatre. We exist to connect the past and present and ensure Māori voices are heard worldwide.

 

Taki Rua is an incorporated society that is governed by a volunteer board, with an operational team based in our offices – Te Haukāinga – in Taranaki Street.

Our Whānau

The Taki Rua whānau all play an important part in keeping the ahikā of Te Haukāinga burning. See contact details below to get in touch with a specific member of our team. 

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Kahukura

Chief Executive

Tānemahuta Gray

Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne, Waikato

tanemahuta (at) takirua.co.nz

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Kaiwhakahaere Matua
General Manager

Hinauri Mead

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou

hinauri (at) takirua.co.nz

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Kaiwhakahaere Hanga Hōtaka
Production Manager

Theresa Adams

theresa (at) takirua.co.nz

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Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea

Funding Manager

Alex Granville

alex (at) takirua.co.nz

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Ringa Āwhina Tāhūhū
Executive Assistant

Ash Moor

Ngāti Awa, Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tūhoe

ash (at) takirua.co.nz

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Kaiwhakarite

Administration

Joyce Kupe-Stephens

Ngā Iwi Rima o Muriwhenua, Te Ātiawa

joyce (at) takirua.co.nz

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Kaiāwhina Whai Pūtea
Funding Assistant

Ellen Murfitt

Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga

ellen (at) takirua.co.nz

Whānau Support

Kaitautoko Rorohiko | IT Support

Cohen Stephens

Kaitūhono Matua | Production Liaison

Amanda Noblett

Ngā Kaiurungi / Board Members

Toni Huata (Co-Chair)

Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, Lebanese, German, Irish 

Adrian Wagner (Co-Chair)

Patrick Hape (Treasurer)

Simon Garrett

Jamie Ferguson

 

Pearl Sidwell 

Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Te Āti Awa Taranaki Whānui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira

 

Grant Roa 

Ngāti Maniapoto

 

Hera Clarke

 
Our Documents

CONSTITUTION

ANNUAL REPORT

2020

2019