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He Kura E Huna Ana

  • BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)
Image credit: The Court Theatre

Image credit: The Court Theatre

Acclaimed te reo Māori production He Kura E Huna Ana is touring the North Island for the first time in 2018.

Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. Set in two distinct time periods - one ancestral, and one contemporary. He Kura E Huna Ana shows that the two are inseparable, and losing sight of our origins can be dangerous.

When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by Poutini, the jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River.

Returning to her papa kāinga on the anniversary of her family's death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of Arahura. Raised solely by her Taua, Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna transformed into pounamu.

Event Times

June 12 – 7pm
June 13 – 7pm
June 14 – 7pm
June 15 – 7pm
June 16 – 2pm, 7pm


Full Price $25
Concession Price $18
Group 6+ $17

Book tickets on the Taki Rua website

Image credit: The Court Theatre

Image credit: The Court Theatre

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Also by Taki Rua productions – Hine Kihwai


Earlier Event: 12 June
Beneath Skin and Bone
Later Event: 12 June
Deer Woman