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Aoteaora's newest te reo Māori musical

He whakaari reo Māori, he whakaari waiata hoki a Whakapaupākihi nā te whānau Tuari e kōrero ana mo ngā takahanga a te tokotoru a Iranui. Ko Taua-i-te-rangi tēnā rātou ko Mahaki-ewe-karoro, ko Hauiti.

Written and composed by the Tuari siblings, Whakapaupākihi is a musical adaptation of the feats and some history of three eponymous East Coast ancestors known as the three sons of Iranui. They are Taua-i-te-rangi, Mahaki-ewe-karoro and Hauiti.

With a hint of Divergent, and a dash of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Whakapaupākihi serves to tell the epic story of three brothers who fought against each other to maintain autonomy for their people.


This  live performance and Toi Māori project is one not to be missed!


Interested in knowing more about Whakapaupākihi?

Project status: Currently in development across 2023

People required: Minimum 15 on stage, 8 in live band

Tech requirements: Mid-large scale venue

Please email us for more information or head to our Whakapaupākihi website if you are interested in supporting the development of this work. 

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