Written by Kahu Koroheke Hotere
Directed by Nancy Brunning
Set Design / Production Manager Lisa Maule
Tour Manager Noa Campbell & Esther Tamehana
Matu Ngaropo, Mania Maniapoto, Rau Maxwell, Tama Kirikiri
Date & Times
The annual Te Reo schools tour travels to Wellington, Wairarapa, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatu, Taranaki, Tuwharetoa, Maniapoto, Waikato, Coromandel, Rotorua, Auckland, Northland, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Hawkes Bay and the South Island.
Whakaahuatia Mai is a snap shot of discovery for Miharo, a young boy who must share his birthday with the passing of his Kuia. Through his time on the marae he discovers the beauty of tikanga, the importance of Tangihanga and gains a deeper understanding of his whakapapa. Ultimately he realizes that spending time on the marae and getting better acquainted with cousins is cool, and that hakari can be an excellent way to celebrate life, and of course, birthdays! Miharo’s story teaches all of us valuable lessons through capturing the ripe innocence of a child learning the meaning of whanaungatanga.