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Rāt, 24 Māe


Aotea Square

Auckland: Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere

Auckland Arts Festival are holding two free public performances of Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere during two weeks of school's performances in Auckland.

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Auckland: Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere
Auckland: Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere

Time & Location

24 Māe 2019 11:00 AM

Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

About the event

Inspired by author Patricia Grace and illustrator Robyn Kahukiwa’s classic children’s book ‘The Kuia and the Spider’, Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere is a delightful, comedic prequel that takes audiences on a journey into spider world.

In this beloved tale, the kuia (female elder) argues with a large spider living in her kitchen and competes to see who can do the best weaving. While in the midst of their daily bickering, Kui and Pūpai are suddenly thrust from their home in Paekākāriki and into spider world. There amongst the spiders, they must work together to save the habitat from human destruction.

Performed entirely in te reo Māori, but full of gestures and movement so that everyone can follow along, this splendid show breathes new life into an iconic Kiwi story cherished by children and parents all over Aotearoa.

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