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Te Reo Māori Season

Each year, Taki Rua presents highly engaging and meaningful children's theatre show performed completely in te reo Māori, to thousands of school-children and people of all ages throughout Aotearoa. First presented in 1995 in Wellington, Te Reo Maori Season sees a small team of performers and theatre professionals travel the length of the country with a set, costumes, props and soundscape. These lively and animated shows can be understood by people of all comprehension levels, no matter where they are on their reo Māori journey, and are performed in
kura kaupapa Māori, mainstream schools and community spaces.

Nā Tere Harrison


Rongotai has a burning ambition to be the hottest DJ in Aotearoa but Kui Hauora thinks her mokopuna is losing her way so with the help of cousin Whaiora, a magic hue, waiata and haka Kui Hauora teaches Rongotai traditional music that may just help her compete at Te Pao Roa.


Te Aka Tawhito is a story about the challenges our youth face. The challenge of realising your dreams and achieving them and the challenge of believing in yourself.

Our Te Reo Māori Season reflects our desire to broaden the artistic and creative horizons for all New Zealanders within a Māori story-telling context, to present more high quality kaupapa Māori and te reo Māori programmes to more people around Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Poster Illustration Jacob Wilkins-Hodges


Performed in te reo Māori, Te Aka Tawhito will be touring the following locations around the motu throughout term 3.


If you are based in the highlighted areas on our map please submit an expressions of interest booking form, click on the link below.

School Performance Cost Range 

0 - 50 Students $300


51 - 100 Students $600

101 - 200 Students $900

201+ Students $1,200

Two shows in one day at your Kura $1,500

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