Waru, a young Māori farmer, and Angie, a budding Pākehā artist, accidentally meet on the lush hillside of Ngā Puke in Hawke’s Bay. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, they have an immediate connection and a beautiful friendship develops.
As war breaks out, Waru joins the Māori Battalion and Angie becomes a nurse. When their paths cross again on Crete, much has changed. Will the two make it through the horrors of war and back to the beautiful pastures of Pōrangahau?
'Hilariously funny, engrossing and heart-achingly touching' – Theatreview
Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Ngā Puke is a unique chance to experience a revival of John Broughton's (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu) classic tale of love and war. Originally premiered in 1990 by Jim Moriarty’s company Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu, the show is as vibrant and relevant today as it was 29 years ago.
WAITĪ Productions is a wahine-led theatre, television and film company that uplifts and empowers the Māori voice.
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