Hine Kihāwai

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Join us for a free 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 Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Marae at1 pm. 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.

Brought to you with support from the Whangarei District Council.

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LocationTerenga Paraoa Marae, 10 Porowini Ave, Whangarei
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Cost No Charge
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

Address10 Porowini Ave
About this Venue

Terenga Paraoa marae is located in the heart of Whangarei city. It is connected to the iwi of Ngāti Wai and Ngāti Hine, and also links to the Ngāti Whatua and Ngāpuhi confederations.

The wharenui is Kaka Porowini. Terenga Paraoa marae is named in reference to the Whangarei Harbour, referring to the ‘water in which the whales run’.