Kōanga is heralded by the blossoming of the kōwhai and the call of the pīpīwharauroa as it returns to our shores. This is a time for coming together and combining efforts to plant for the next harvest. Join us at this special time as we prepare the fertile ground of our Auckland Māori stories and storytellers, developing the potential for our stories to flourish and grow.

2021 sees an exciting program for all with in person and digital events.

KŌANGA FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2021

MĀTAKITAKI MAI // Performances and visual experiences
WHAKARONGO MAI // Play Readings and audio experiences 

HUIHUI MAI // Gatherings and Kōrerorero

 

Ngā Tohu O Te Taiao - Kōanga 
Connecting to the maramataka through pūrakau, pūoro and toi onepū

Mātakitaki Mai, Huihui Mai

Sunday 26 September 

Korekore te Whīwhīa, Mahuru

Online

Register

Pīrairaka, Tīrairaka
A new play in development by Colleen Maria Lenihan & Ava Williams

Whakarongo Mai  

Friday 8 October | 7pm

Hōata, Whiringa-ā-nuku

Online

Register | Koha 

Hoki Wairua Mai
A new play in development by Baylee Watene-Kay

Whakarongo Mai 

Friday 1 October | 7pm

Tangaroa-whakapau, Mahuru

Online

Register (limited spots) | Koha 

The Kōkako
A new play in development by Te Aorewa Areta

Whakarongo Mai 

Saturday 9 October | 7pm

Ōuenuku, Whiringa-ā-nuku

Online

Register | Koha 

Te Atarangi
A new play in development by Tom Knowles

Whakarongo Mai 

Saturday 2 October | 7pm

Tangaroa Whāriki Kiokio, Mahuru

Online

Register (limited spots) | Koha

Active Whakapapa 
Listen to kōrero from the whenua, in partnership with Sport Waitakere

Whakarongo Mai

Available October  

More information to come

Henderson Park, Corban Estate Arts centre

FREE

KŌANGA FESTIVAL KAITAUTOKO
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