About Ngā Hua Toi

Throughout COVID-19 we have recognised many barriers for our Māori practitioners. Ngā Hua Toi is a project created by The G8, alongside Creative New Zealand’s Te o Ngā Toi2019 - 2024 Strategy. The G8 are here to tautoko Māori Dance & Theatre practitioners in whatever shape or form that’s required.



The G8 organisations are:

Kia Mau Festival

Tawata Productions

Te Pou Theatre

Te Rēhia Theatre

Betsy & Mana Productions

Atamira Dance Company

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

Taki Rua 

Hāpai Productions


In August 2020 The G8 contracted Vanessa Immink as the Project Producer to deliver our programme of:




•Database/Directory of Māori Theatre & Dance practitioners

•Calendar of events for Māori Theatre & Dance activities

•Ongoing communication to our Māori Theatre & Dance practitioners with resources, feedback and news

For more information around the Ngā Hua Toi programme or advocating for Māori Theatre & Dance practitioners, please get in touch with Vanessa at ngāhuatoi@gmail.com.