Whare Tapere


Enjoy an evening of manaakitanga and entertainment with us, as we engage with the traditional space of the Whare Tapere, or house of entertainment.

Ellen Melville Centre comes alive with a live performances by The Mighty Herbsmen, a traditional Māori shared meal to sample and games to take part in. A space for all community to join in the festivities and share in Te Ao Māori experiences.

Every Thursday throughout June, Ellen Melville Centre is celebrating the start of Matariki, with a selection of unique events that share with you taonga (treasures) from within Te Ao Māori.

Visit the centre and experience a selection of works by Māori artists on show daily, including a new Oro/Waiata sound installation from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei musician Majic Pāora.

Supported by Auckland Council and the Central City Target Rate.

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