Modern Māori Quartet Garage Party media release

Modern Māori Quartet brings the garage party to the Wintergarden, The Civic

If Colmar Brunton were to release a survey of New Zealanders’ loudest nights, biggest laughs, and heartiest sing-alongs, chances are they happened at a garage party. 

For the uninitiated, a garage party is a guaranteed good time combination of a beaten-up couch, a bunch of whānau, plenty of kai, open drinks, and a big smile on every face there.

Modern Māori Quartet have taken the quintessential garage party concept and turned it into an hilarious award-winning show that has toured more countries than they can count. The entertaining quartet are now returning home to Auckland to perform for the first time in the Wintergarden at The Civic from December 2 to December 20 – just in time for Christmas!

“If you’ve ever been to a garage party, you know what to expect from the Modern Māori Quartet at our show. Plenty of fun songs, big belly laughs, and lots of kai,” says the Modern Māori Quartet’s Matariki Whatarau.

In partnership with Auckland Live, and supported by principal event partner QBE Insurance, join Matariki Whatarau, Francis Kora, Maaka Pohatu, and Matt Eller (Modern Māori Quartet) as they welcome in the festive season with “the flashest garage party in town”.

Show and ticket information
Wintergarden, The Civic
2 – 20 December
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 6 November
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 Corporate packages

We've put together an all-inclusive Modern Māori Quartet package for organisations looking for a unique end of year function. A table booking includes delicious hot and cold foods, and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Book with Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events

Show dates and times
Season: Wed 2 to Sun 20 December, Show Time: 7pm
Weeknights: Wednesday 2 to Friday 18 December
Weekends: Saturday 19 December, Sunday 13 & 20 December

About Modern Māori Quartet
The award-winning Modern Māori Quartet (MMQ) are a smooth-sounding contemporary Māori showband. The Quartet’s accomplished artists hail from different corners of New Zealand Aotearoa to bring the concept of a “Māori Rat Pack” into the present, weaving acting and musical abilities to croon their spin on modern and classic music numbers. Their live shows are parties like no other, with a mix of off-beat comedy, stage routines, and unique takes on showband hits, as well as pop music, and displays of distinctively Māori song and dance. With hearty voices and soaring harmonies, they share Māori traditions, aroha (love), and tell Kiwi stories through waiata (song).

Media contact
Leni Ma’ia’i
+64 22 413 1596



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