Ngā Reta

Āhea | When

Kei hea | Where

Utu | Cost

Roanga | Duration

Ngā wheako | Experience

Ngā āhuatanga | Themes

Ngā peka | Share


Kaupapa | About

Kāore a Mia e pīrangi ana i tōna Māoritanga. Ki a ia, he mahi taumaha, he mahi mamae hoki, te mahi a te Māori. Engari, ka whiwhi a Mia i ngā reta a tōna Māmā. Ka huripoki tōna ao, me ōna whakaaro. Ka hoki ia ki te papa kāinga? Ko wai tōna Pāpā? Ka whakatika ia i te hononga ki tōna Māmā?

Urban Māori Mia, rejects her Māoritanga. To her, being Māori is too deep and heavy. When a box of letters arrives from Nan about her mum’s journey through womanhood, Mia’s world is turned upside down. Will she return home? Who is her real Dad? Can she fix the relationship with her Mum?


Ko ngā kaupapa o te whakaari nei, ko te tuakiritanga, ko te hononga ki te papa kāinga me te reretau o te ao Māori ki te ao Pākehā.

This show explores themes of identity, finding harmony living in te ao Pākeha and te ao Māori, and the pressure of returning to your papa kāinga.

Ngā Reta nā Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana is a total immersion reo Māori whakaari.

Ngā Tangata | Cast & Creatives

Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana

Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana

Kaiwhakaputa l Producer

Jordan Leher

Jordan Leher

Kaiwhakahaere Atamira l Stage Manager

Tīkiti | Tickets

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

$20 Pakeke 

$17 Kaumātua (Senior) 

$15 Tauira (Student) 

$15 Rangatahi (Youth) 

$17 Hapori (Community services card holders, Equity) 

If you need assistance with your booking please contact us at


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.

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 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 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.