Over the month of Mahuru (September) we invite you Whakarongo mai, Mātakitaki MaiHuihui mai as we bring you new Māori theatre experiences from our whare to yours.  

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.

We look forward to catching you online this Kōanga! 

KŌANGA FESTIVAL KAITAUTOKO
Ngā mihi nui to our sponsors:

KŌANGA FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2020

MĀTAKITAKI MAI | Online Performances & Live Streamed Readings

WHAKARONGO MAI | Audio Podcast Play Readings & Radio Plays

HUIHUI MAI | Online gatherings and Kōrerorero

WHAKATUWHERATANGA

KŌANGA FESTIVAL OPENING 

Wednesday 2 September 2020 | 7pm

Rāapa 2 Mahuru 2020 - Ōturu 

Facebook Live Event | HUIHUI MAI

The Chosen Ones 
by Albert Belz

Thursday 3rd September 2020 | 7pm

Rāpare 3 Mahuru 2020 - Rākaunui

Online 10min Radio Play | WHAKARONGO MAI

ID10M 

by Antonio Te Maioha

Thursday 10 September 2020 | 7pm

Rāpare 10 Mahuru 2020 - Rākaunui

Online Theatre | MĀTAKITAKI MAI

Te Reo Māori Pronunciation Classes with Maioha Allen

Monday 14 - Friday 18th  September 2020 | 

Daily between 1-2pm.

Te Wiki O te Reo Māori

Online Event |  HUIHUIMAI

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THE VISITORS

by Jon Hunter & Justin Rogers

Monday 21 September 2020 | 7pm

Rāhina​ 21 Mahuru - Okoro

Live Online Play Reading | MĀTAKITAKI MAI

LIP SYNC KANIKANI TWERK OFF by Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana

Wednesday 2 September 2020 | 7pm

Rāapa 2 Mahuru 2020 - Ōturu 

Kōanga Festival Podcast | WHAKARONGO MAI

RUCK & MAUL 

by The Inkslingers

Tuesday 8 September 2020 | 7pm

Rātū​ 8 Mahuru - Korekore Whakatehe

Live Online Play Reading | MĀTAKITAKI MAI

STAUNCHIES

by Rutene Spooner

Monday 14 September 2020 | 7pm

Rāhina ​14 Mahuru - Ōrongonui

Kōanga Festival Podcast | WHAKARONGO MAI

FOUND IN TRANSLATION 

by Tainui Tukiwaho

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Rāapa 23 Mahuru 2020 - Tamatea e Ngana

Online Theatre | MĀTAKITAKI MAI

TATAO

by Acushla-Tara Kupe

Wednesday 2 September 2020 | 7pm

Rāapa 2 Mahuru 2020 - Ōturu 

Kōanga Festival Podcast | WHAKARONGO MAI

KŪPAPA

by Nicola Kawana

Wednesday 9th September 2020 | 7pm

Rāapa ​9th Mahuru - Korekore te piri ki Tangāroa

Kōanga Festival Podcast | WHAKARONGO MAI

WILLIE'S WĀNANGA
by Amber Curreen 

14th - 20th September 2020 | Various Times 

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Online 2-3min Play | MĀTAKITAKI MAI

A LITTLE BROWN LIE 
by Annette Morehu

Friday 18 September 2020 | 7pm 

Rāmere 18 Mahuru 2020 - Tirea

Online 10min Play | MĀTAKITAKI MAI

MATE

by Regan Taylor

Friday 25 September 2020 | 6pm

Rāmere ​25 Mahuru - Tamatea kai ariki

Kōanga Festival Podcast | WHAKARONGO MAI

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