Whakawhanaugatanga // Waiata Sessions
With Aleesha Tia Taua

Āhea | When

Kei hea | Where


Roanga | Duration

Ngā wheako | Experience

Ngā āhuatanga | Themes

Ngā peka | Share


Kaupapa | About

Te Pou are excited to announce the addition of Waiata Sessions to our 2023 Whakapuawai Programme! These sessions are an opportunity to come together, whakawhanaungatanga and sing a few waiata.


Waiata sessions will be light, fun, active and will hopefully leave you feeling a bit more confident with waiata māori! Guiding participants through our waiata sessions is the manu tioriori Aleesha Tia Taua. Read more about her below: 


Ko Puketotara te maunga

Ko Waiti te awa

Ko Te Kawerau ā Maki te iwi

Ko Tainui te waka

Ko Tiriwa te tupuna

Ko Aleesha Tia Taua ahau.


Kia Ora e te whānau! My name is Aleesha Tia Taua and I will be running your waiata session as a part of the Whakapuāwai Programme with Te Pou.


I am currently working for my people with Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust as the Kaimahi Maatauranga but have always had a passion for performing arts and waiata. Everything from Kapa Haka to theatre to gigging, I love it all. I’m looking forward to contributing to a creative environment that promotes whakawhanaungatanga and waiata māori. 



Mauri Orau

When the world of high art collides with the world of advertising and consumerism ‘Limited
Time Only’ is what you get. An absurd physical-theatre comedy from multi-award show
watching director Hone Taukiri that will give you a great night out and ask for nothing in return
but all of your money.
GrindHouse Theatre presents: LIMITED TIME ONLY – available for a Limited Time only…

Ngā Tangata | Cast & Creatives

Picture of Moana Ete

Moana Ete


Picture of Lusi Faiva

Lusi Faiva

Lead Creator /Performer

Picture of Fiona Collins

Fiona Collins

Performer / Dramaturg and Writing Support

Picture of Iana Grace

Iana Grace


Picture of Jake Arona

Jake Arona


Picture of Forest V Kapo

Forest V Kapo


Picture of Nikeidrian Lologa Peters

Nikeidrian Lologa Peters


Picture of Millie Manning

Millie Manning


Picture of Mateusz Budzyna-Dawidowski

Mateusz Budzyna-Dawidowski


Tīkiti | Tickets

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

$60 Tautoko | This unsubsidised ticket price supports Te Pou Theatre and Touch Compass

$27 Ngākau Hihiko | Early bird tickets available until 15 December 2023

$35 Pakeke (Adult)

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

$20 Tauira (Student) | Student I.d card required

$20 Tamaiti (Child) | Under 12

$20 Hapori (Community services card holders, Equity) | Community services card, Equity card holders

$20 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.

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.