He Kura E Huna Ana
Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu (greenstone) in Arahura Valley. When Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River. Returning to her papakāinga (homestead) on the anniversary of her family’s death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of Arahura. Raised solely by her taua (grandmother), Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna (ancestor) transformed into pounamu. This acclaimed te reo Māori production is touring the North Island for the first time in 2018.