Pūkana: Te Karu o te Ika - Moments in Māori performance


A celebration of Māori performance and performers across time and genres, the exhibition highlights iconic moments in Māori performance and features luminaries such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Hone Tuwhare, George Henare, Inia Te Wiata and Jim Moriarty. In partnership with Wairarapa Māori community, a strong local component has been developed.

A programme of workshops and events will bring the exhibition to life and includes a performance area for school groups and performing artists.



Augmented in partnership with the Wairarapa Māori community and Aratoi.


 Supported by  CCNZ    


Whakatuwheratanga / Opening: Friday, 21 May, 5:30pm


Hamua Glee Club
Ngāti Hamua Glee Club, Wairarapa, between 1936-40



Front page caption: Manini Carroll, Polly Kawana, May Carroll, Naki Karatiana, and Matangihau Elers after winning a talent quest at the Masterton Opera House, c.1924