Ka tangi te pīpīwharauroa, ko te karere a Mahuru
Kōanga is heralded by the blossoming of the kōwhai and the call of the pīpīwharauroa as it returns to our shores. This is traditionally a time of joining together and combining efforts to prepare the maara for planting. We see this festival as a chance to prepare the fertile ground of our Auckland Māori stories and storytellers, developing potential for our stories to flourish.
This year, our fifth Kōanga Festival celebration, has been reinvented to reflect the needs of the arts and community following COVID-19. Over the first week of September we invite you experience new performances and new stories read for the first time at Te Pou Theatre, Corban Estate Arts Centre.
Kōanga Festival 2020:
MĀTAKITAKI MAI | Performances
WHAKARONGO MAI | Play Readings
HUIHUI MAI | Māori Performing Arts hui