The long-held community dream of a music and arts centre for young people in Glen Innes and surrounding suburbs is now a reality.
Te Oro – located on Line Road, Glen Innes, next to the library – officially opened in May.
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Chair Simon Randall says a fantastic line-up including Ladi6, Pacific Underground and local groups and schools featured at the open day.
“The open day encapsulated everything Te Oro stands for – a welcoming and inspiring centre supporting a tremendous array of young local talent.”
The name Te Oro was gifted to the centre by Ngāti Paoa, with the endorsement of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. It acknowledges how the sounds of nature connect people and places with the past, present and future.
Te Oro has been developed to cater for all stages of artistic presentation – from inception, to rehearsal and presentation. The centre includes performance spaces, music rooms, digital editing suites and a dance studio.
Visit the Te Oro website for more information.