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Duration: 18 – 25 Jun - EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY!
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Indigenous. Dance. Theatre. Farce.


Celebrated artist Hone Kouka (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Raukawa) brings to the stage his new work – Māori. Dance. Theatre. Farce. Ngā Rorirori pushes the boundaries of live performance as we know it. A rural marae has hit the jackpot – if they pass one final hurdle, that is. The haukāinga must convince the Government’s Chief Executive of the Department of ‘Whenua, Whakapapa and Whatever’ that they are the true descendants of their eponymous ancestor. If they are successful at doing so, the vast coastline in their rohe reverts to their ownership, garnering millions of dollars… in back rent alone.

A tale of greed and aroha, told through choreography and clowning, Ngā Rorirori is the new work from the writer-director
Hone Kouka, of landmark theatre productions Waiora, The Prophet and Bless The Child.

‘a story that unfolds with beautiful subtlety. It’s thrilling.’ — Metro Magazine

‘they are all beautifully balanced in this portrait that Hone Kouka conceived’ — The Dominion Post



Inspired by silent films, Ngā Roriroiri light and celebratory after restrictions of lockdowns – stuff.co.nz – 20/06/22

Kouka joins creative surge with rags to riches tale – waateanews.com – 16/06/22

Interview: Hone Kouka – waateanews.com


Ngā Rorirori
By Hone Kouka


Directed by Hone Kouka
Presented by Tawata Productions

18 – 25 Jun
$30 Preview – Fri 17 Jun
Circa One
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
$25 – $45

Runtime: Approx 75mins (no interval)












Image features Regan Taylor & Rongopai Tickell
Styled by Sopheak Seng
Hair & Make Up by Michelle Perry
Image by Dave Richards