Whakawhanaunga Waiata Sessions with Tyler

About Whanaungatanga Waiata Sessions

Te Pou Theatre presents…. Āperira Waiata Sessions! This an opportunity to come together, whakawhanuanga and just sing. Each session, the group learn a new waiata and hokimahara to previous ones. These are relaxed, drop-in style sessions so nau mai, haere mai! 


Waiata sessions are a light, fun and active way of coming together and our hope is that you leave feeling a bit more confident with waiata māori as well as with a full cup! Guiding participants through ngā Āperira sessions is Te Kawerau a Maki’s very own Tyler Taua Gordon!

Workshop Details

Āhea | When: Monday 8, 15, 22 & 29 April, 2024

Kei hea | Where: Te Pou Theatre

Mo wai | For who: Hapori o Tamaki, Community of Auckland

Utu | Cost: Free
Roanga | Duration: 6pm-7pm

About the Whakapuāwai Programme

The Whakapuāwai Programme at Te Pou Theatre is an annual programme offering opportunities for development and connection for the Māori performing arts community. Check out the other opportunities below!

Kawhe Kōrero Māori with Maioha Allen
Koi Sharpen Up Wānanga with Miriama and Equity NZ
Te Pou Awe Acting Classes with Tainui Tukiwaho
Whakaruruku Taupiringa Intimacy Coordination with Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Kawhe Kōrero Māori


Te Pou Awe Workshops

Intimacy Coordination

Kua roa koe e ako ana i te reo Māori? Kua oti katoa rānei i a koe ngā akoranga reo Māori i Te Wānanga o Aotearoa? Tēnā haramai ki te Whare Whakaari o Te Pou ki te wānanga, ki te kata, ki te inu kawhe, tī rānei. Haramai kia tangatanga anō tō arero māori. 

Join Katherine McAlpine and Miriama McDowell for a one day workshop for Māori and Moana Nui performers. This session is for Equity members and other performers. Focus on sharpening your skills and connecting with other performers.

Bringing back our popular Te Pou Awe acting workshops for 2024, we are inviting whānau Māori of the industry to come along and have a play with some acting. Facilitated by Tainui Tukiwaho, covering the many facets of acting and what makes Māori Theatre.

Intimacy Coordination is about cultivating a safe and professional environment for the crafting of intimate content on screen and stage. This workshop will provide participants with valuable tools and language that will add to your kete & professional practice.

Kaitautoko | Funders

We are grateful to have various organizations, businesses and people supporting many different aspects of Te Pou. We couldn’t achieve what we have without their support. Our Whakapuāwai Programme is sponsored by the following: