NEKE
By Scotty Cotter

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Ki hea | Where

Utu | Cost

Roanga | Duration

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Kaupapa | About

Prepare to be swept away into the captivating world of NEKE! This heart-lifting and thought-provoking physical theatre performance is written and directed by acclaimed Māori theatre, film, and television artist Scotty Cotter (Tainui, Ngāti Kahu, Fiji).


NEKE takes you on a voyage of self-discovery, guiding you to uncover your ‘kaitiaki’ (spiritual guide) and contemplate ‘mana motuhake’ (self-determination) in your own life. Its stellar cast and unforgettable characters navigate us through a fluid, magnetic, and dynamic realm where the essence of Te Ao Māori comes to life.


Guaranteed to bring laughter, inspiration, and uplift, NEKE invites us to reflect on what truly matters and whether our paths align with our deepest aspirations. ‘Kia tū tahi tātou’—let us stand together!


NEKE made its triumphant debut at the Kia Mau Festival in 2021, leaving audiences profoundly moved and inspired. With sold-out performances during its Pōneke season, don’t miss the chance to experience this mesmerising journey that will touch your heart and challenge your perceptions.


“It was the rongoa I didn’1 know I needed” – Alesha Ahdar, The Pantograph Punch

Ngā Tangata | Cast & Creatives

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Scotty Cotter

KAIHAUTU | DIRECTOR

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Braedyn Togi

KAITITO NEKEHANGA | CHOREOGRAPHER

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Nancy Wijohn

KAIWHAKAHAERE | PRODUCER

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Tracey Tawhiao

RINGATOI | VISUAL ARTIST

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Jane Hakaraia

KAIHOAHOA TŪRAMA | LIGHTING DESIGNER

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Calvin Hudson

PRODUCTION MANAGER

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Moana Ete

KAIWHAKAARI / CAST

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Rowan Pierce

KAIHOAHOA PAE WHAKAARI | SET & AV CONSULTANT

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Jules Edwin

SOUND DESIGNER

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Dominic Ona-Ariki

KAIWHAKAARI / CAST

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Akinehi Monroe

KAIWHAKAARI / CAST

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Shania Bailey-Edmonds

KAIWHAKAARI / CAST

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Reuben Butler

KAIWHAKAARI / CAST

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Sieni Leo’o Olo

STAGE MANAGER

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Nikeidrian Lologa Peters

Kaiwhakaari

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Millie Manning

Kaiwhakaari

Tīkiti | Tickets

All tickets to this event are General Admission and are currently available online.

Don’t want to miss anything this Kōanga Festival? For the first time EVER we’ve created season passes! Check out the details…

$180 Taumata Pass | Access to all ticketed Kōanga events
$90 Kōuru Pass | Access to our Tokomanawa main bills: Rutene Spooner’s Be Like Billy? Ngā Rorirori & Neke
$60 Mahuri Pass | Access to new works: Both Play Readings & Māori Krishna + AltarNative

General Tickets

$50 Tīkiti Tautoko | This unsubsidised ticket price supports Te Pou Theatre

$28 Tīkiti Ngākau Hihiko (Early Bird)

$35 Pakeke (Adult) 

$25 Kaumatua (Senior) | Gold Card may be required

$25 Hapori (Community services card holders/ Equity members) | Community services card and Equity card may be required

$22 Rangatahi (Student)

$15 Tamaiti (Child)

$25 Rōpū (6+) | When booking 6 groups or more

If you need assistance with your booking please contact us at ticketing@tepoutheatre.nz

 

Taenga | Arrival

Our whare is located at Corban estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon lane, Henderson, Waitakere.

When you arrive at Corban Estate, follow the signs that lead to our whare.

 

Ways to get here:

🚲 Cycle

There is a scenic cycle way that leads to Corban Estate Arts Centre. Lock your bike up in the bike stand available on site.

🚌 Bus & train

Bus and train links arrive at Henderson Transport Centre, which is within walking distance to our whare. Check the public transport route in your area to plan your trip.

🚗 Parking

Follow parking directions as you enter into Corban Estate Arts Centre.

 

When you arrive:

The Te Kōpua foyer, bar, kauta and pae tīkiti will be open 1 hour before show time. 
🍷Our Bar serves a full range of beverages (non alcoholic and alcoholic) and snacks.  

🍴 Our Kauta will be open for tasty bites before the show including steamed hāngī buns from The Hāngī Master, a vegetarian platter and a selection from ‘I Love Pies’.

🎟️ Our Pae Tīkiti (Box Office) will be open for ticket sales and pick ups.

Note: We no longer accept cash payments but welcome all major cards and paywave. 

Whakatapoko | Accessibility

Wheelchair and walker accessibility

Our whare is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.

To ensure you have the best visiting experience, contact us at ticketing@tepoutheatre.nz about your access needs so we can anticipate your visit.

 

 

Please note, your walker will need to be stored away during the performance so that it’s not a trip hazard to other patrons. An usher will return your walker to you whenever you need it.

 

 

Service animals

Service animals are welcome at our whare. If you’re bringing a service animal to an event, contact us at ticketing@tepoutheatre.nz before your visit so we can anticipate your arrival.

Covid 19 Considerations

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been required to isolate, please stay home.

We encourage you to share the gift of theatre by passing your ticket onto someone else to enjoy if you have to stay home.

 

 

Masks are not required, but you are welcome to wear one.
 

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