10 September 2018 | 6.30pm | The Māoriland Hub, Otaki | Koha-entry
15 September 2018 | 11.30am | Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Free
To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Taki Rua are holding performances of our te reo Māori play 'Hine Kihāwai'.
Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this year with a koha-entry te reo Māori theatre performance for the whole whānau. Hine Kihāwai may have left the world of the living, but she lives on in the memories of her children Tama and Te Aniwa. Against all odds, her tamariki fight to hold on to her teachings, her wisdom, her songs – everything they knew and loved about her.
Only through retaining all that she gave them can they truly face the challenges of their turbulent world. The Hine Kihāwai team will be performing live at Māoriland Hub at 6:30pm. The show is entirely in te reo Māori, but uses gestures and movement so that even non-speakers can follow along.
The 2018 Te Reo Māori Season is a retelling of the 2003 children's play Āwhina. Written by the highly regarded composer, teacher and Māori leader Hone Hurihanganui, Hine Kihāwai has been redeveloped for a new generation of tamariki.