He Kura E Huna Ana

22 June 2018

Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River.

​Returning to her papa kāinga on the anniversary of her family's death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of Arahura. Raised solely by her Taua, Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna transformed into pounamu.

Written by Hōhepa Waitoa, directed by Nancy Brunning.

Venue: War Memorial Theatre, Bright Street, Gisborne

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Tickets: Click here to buy tickets from or purchase your tickets locally from Stephen Jones Photography, Gladstone Road.

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Student With ID: $15.00
  • Senior: $15.00
  • Groups of 10+: $20.00

Website: Taki Rua Productions

This beautiful performance is brought to you with support from the Eastland Community Trust.