The relaxed performance of Taki Rua Productions' Ngā Manu Rōreka has been cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19

Relaxed Performance Date  & Time to be confirmed
Tickets $5
Relaxed performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. This can include people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or a learning difficulty.
This is a school group performance only

From award-winning storyteller Apirana Taylor (Ka Tito Au), the classic Ngā Manu Rōreka is a wonderful blend of te reo Māori and physical theatre, in which language-lovers and learners to share in the protagonists’ journey to regain connection and receive guidance from their ancestors.

Two students, struggling with their school studies, are inspired by their ancestors to find another way to impress their teachers and community: by entering a singing talent competition. When the students return to their home marae, they open a portal for their tīpuna to return from Hawaiki into their modern day lives. Their ancestors guide them to follow their talents and make the best decision of their lives.

However, they aren’t the only singers on the day. A special cameo performance by the audience is also required to enrich the competition further!

Recommended for ages 5+
This performance is undertaken completely in te reo Māori



By Apirana Taylor
Translator Materoa Haenga


Presented by 

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Part of  
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[An] immersive, fun and an open handed challenge to engage with an appreciate a unique taonga of this land – Te Reo Māori

— Theatreview