Past Event25 Aug - 26 Aug 2020


No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall


We regret to inform you that due to the move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 in Auckland, we cannot proceed with the performances of Taurite on Tuesday 25 August and Wednesday 26 August at the Auckland Town Hall Great Hall.

Ticket holders will be refunded and we will notify audiences as soon as we are able to confirm a future date for this event. Please sign up to our waitlist below to be the first to hear about new dates and times for the show.

Join the Taurite waitlist here or in the form below.

For ticketing enquiries please contact Ticketmaster or call 0800 111 999.


Selling out this year’s Auckland Live Fringe Town and winner of Pick of the Fringe, Best Dance, and the Auckland Arts Festival Best of Fringe awards, Haka Theatre company, Hawaiki TŪ’s powerful Māori dance work Taurite returns to the Auckland Town Hall for two limited performances. 

Embodying the pursuit of balance and duality, Hawaiki TU’s second development of Taurite is a vital and ritualistic performative experience invoking ancestral roots in indigenous physical expressions of kapa haka and Māori dance.

Translated as ‘the pursuit of balance’, the show was described as “the hidden gem” of this year’s Auckland Fringe and is an experiential performance you won’t want to miss.

Developed in partnership with Auckland Live.

Taurite will also be part of Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival in Rotorua this September. For more information, click here.




Hawaiki TŪ: Edz Eramiha (Ngā Puhi), Te Ora Pahewa (Ngati Tuwharetoa), Tangi Maria Tutengaehe (Ngai te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui), Marcus Reihana (Nga Puhi), Kiwa Andrews (Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara, Ngati Hine, Ngati Porou), KaiĀio Ngarino Te Waati (Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Te Whakatohea, Tuhoe, Te Rarawa, Tet Aupouri, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Waikato), Te Atakorihi precious Tutengaehe and Te Raumarihi Rongomaiwhiti Tutengaehe (Ngati Tuwhretoa, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga)

Te Roopu Kapa Haka o Te Manu Huia – Led by Vicki Kingi, Tarumai Kerehoma. Moeahi Kerehoma & Te Huinga Kingi, Te Wehi Whanau

Production Manager

Carol Harding

Lighting Designer

Calvin Hudson

Stage Manager

Jason Wu

Music Production

Sonny Bishop

Tohunga Māori

Rereata Makiha


Peter Jennings

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