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Exhibition: Ngā Rangatahi Toa | Hikohiko Te Uira

10 Jun 2021 - 01 Jul 2021


Thursday 10 June 2021, 6.00pm - Thursday 1 July 2021, 5.00pm

  • Opening event: Thu 10 June, 6pm
  • Exhibition: 11 June - 1 July
  • Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

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Through conceptualising the shared experiences of lockdown and the challenges faced in the pandemic, the rangatahi of Ngā Rangatahi Toa composed their most compelling story yet – their haka.

Hikohiko te Uira is a reference to a well-known East Coast haka.

It describes flashes of lightening dancing across the sky during a storm, to remind us that strength and beauty can be found in even the harshest of environments, and that lightning dances with increased intensity during the biggest storms.

For our rangatahi, weathering the storm of the pandemic took resilience, strength, and flexibility.

This haka affirms the message that beauty, strength and love can be found even in the most powerful of storms and together, there isn’t a challenge that we cannot overcome when we connect through culture and with love.


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