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Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere

Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere


  • Thu 5 Sep, 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library, Cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Taki Rua and Capital E present te reo Māori children's production Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere.

Adapted from classic children's storybook The Kuia and the Spider by Patricia Grace with illustrations by Robyn Kahukiwa. Written and directed by Jamie McCaskill, translated into te reo Māori by Hōhepa Waitoa.

Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere tells the real reason why the old lady and the spider are constantly arguing. While in the midst of their daily bickering, Kui and Pūpai the spider are suddenly thrust from their home in Paekākāriki into the wonderful world of spiders. There, they must work together to save the spider world from human proliferation.

The show is performed entirely in te reo Māori, but uses gestures and movement so that even non-speakers can follow along.

This event is free, and tickets aren't required - simply arrive on time for the performance.

About Te Reo Māori Season
Each year, Taki Rua produce te reo Māori children's theatre for schools around Aotearoa - a project we call Te Reo Māori Season.

First produced in the early 1990s as a small Greater Wellington tour, Te Reo Māori Season has grown to reach thousands of primary and secondary students from a wide range of ages and comprehension levels each year.

Our aim is to encourage students to use te reo Māori by providing positive reo-speaking role models and showing clear outcomes using Māori language.​

Find out more here: https://www.takirua.co.nz/te-reo-maori-season

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