Pūkana whānau day

Date: Saturday 9 November 2019, 10am to 1pm
Cost: Free event. You don't need to book.
Contact details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Pūkana series

Come and explore Pūkana, our new exhibition all about Māori performance! We’ve got a great lineup of performances and activities for you and the whānau including: kapa haka, taonga pūoro, harakeke weaving, storytelling in te reo, and many more!

Free performance and activities

Bring the whānau down to the National Library to explore our new exhibition ‘Pūkana: Moments in Māori Performance’.

We’ve got a great line-up of performances and activities including:

  • 10.30am-11am: Taonga Pūoro with Ariana Tikao and Al Fraser
  • 11.10am-11.40am: Storytelling in te reo with Watene Kaihau
  • 11.50am-12.10pm: Ridgway School Kapa Haka
  • 12.20pm-1pm: Kapa Haka with Ngā Taiohi o Te Rāwhiti o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika

Make a poi, weave a harakeke tīpare, or make an instrument to take home

Activity stations will be available for tamariki of all ages to learn how to make poi and create their own koauau (a small flute) and porotiti (disk shaped instrument) to take home.

Have a look at the Pūkana exhibition and let the audio and visual treasures take you on a journey through time, from Tina Cross winning the Pacific Song Quest in 1979 to Alien Weaponry taking on the world in 2018.

Complete the quiz on Māori performance and win a prize!

Pūkana whānau day will have something for everyone.

Pukana Whanau Day
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