Pūkana whānau day
This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
- Date: Saturday, 9 November, 2019
10am to 1pm
Free event. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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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.
Ngā Kahui Kaiako o Te Whanganui ā-Tara — Wellington Māori Teachers Association. All rights reserved