Te Tangi a te Tūī


Corban's Art Estate, 2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland 0612

Te Pou Theatre

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  • Early bird (until 15 Dec) $27
  • Adult (after 15 Dec) $35
  • Community card $28
  • Student $25
  • Supporter $45
  • Child (under 12) $15


Rachael Dubois
022 542 7057

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Image by Ben Sarten featuring Eve Gordon and Paku Fernandez
Photo by Emily Cooper featuring Eve Gordon and Ellyce Bisson
Photo by David Cooper featuring Amber Curreen and Paku Fernandez
Photo by David Cooper featuring Eve Gordon and Luis Mierelles
Image by Emily Cooper featuring Joe Dekkers-Reihana

Kaupapa | About
Nā Amber Curreen & Tainui Tukiwaho
Presented by Te Rēhia Theatre Company & The Dust Palace
Auckland Arts Festival 2024

Te Tangi a Te Tūī, he karanga nō te kainga, e tō anō ai i te ngākau ki te ngahere.

An epic tale of love, loss and hope - weaving te reo Māori and cirque theatre.

Te Tangi a te Tūī invites you to experience an enchanting and empowering Māori cirque theatre work about adaptation and authenticity. A remarkable circus spectacle for audiences of all ages.

The Tūī soaks up the world around it and responds in song. Though beautiful, their tune now is a faint echo from when Aotearoa was blanketed in the ngahere, flutes of Patupairehe filled the trees, and Māori alone walked gently upon their mother. The loss of the original voice of the Tūī parallels the forces of loss and regeneration of te reo Māori. This show combines Kaupapa Māori and cirque theatre to create an evocative narrative of love and loss between Māori, Patupairehe and the natural world facing colonial impact.

He mea whakarewa tēnei whakaari e Te Rēhia Theatre Company me The Dust Palace.

This Aotearoa premiere is a collaboration between Te Rēhia Theatre Company, Te Pou Theatre and The Dust Palace.

Our whare is located at Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Waitakere.
When you arrive at Corban Estate, follow the signs that lead to our whare.

Ways to get here:

  • Cycle - A scenic cycle path leads to Corban Estate Arts Centre. A bike stand is available on site.
  • Bus & train - Bus and train links arrive at Henderson Transport Centre, within walking distance to our whare. Check the public transport route in your area to plan your trip.
  • Parking - Follow parking directions as you enter Corban Estate Arts Centre.
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