Nau mai, haere mai! This event is an opportunity for the takatāpui and QTBIPOC creative community of Te Whanganui-a-Tara to come together and share our stories. The kaupapa of this wānanga is to remember those who have gone before and celebrate the new generations, exploring community sustainability and resilience. Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua.
Wellington City Council is supporting this hui as part of the ongoing Make Visible Te Whanganui-a-Tara project. The event runs as part of Kia Mau Festival, 2-17 June 2023.
The hui will be facilitated by Grace Hoete (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Te Arawa waka, Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa), Senior Arts Advisor at Te Kaunihera o Pōneke with many years’ experience in theatre and film in Aotearoa.
Joining Grace will be speakers from Pōneke’s takatāpui and QTBIPOC community including Kevin Haunui (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Āti Hau, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Ūenuku, Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe), artists Neke Moa (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu/Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Louie Zalk-Neale (Ngāi Te Rangi, Pākehā), Matt Tini (Waikato, Ngaati Tiipa, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu) and Shawn Wimalaratne from Adhikaa Aotearoa.
The event will be free and there is no need to book.
Time: 5:15pm – 7pm.
14 June 2023
12 Cambridge Terrace,