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Special Edition in celebration of Te Matatini

21st February 2023 | The Civic, Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland

Nine powerful Māori voices come together for a very special evening, presenting nine very different stories chosen to inspire, empower and entertain.

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Taku ihi! Taku wehi! Taku wana!
Kapahaka: A performers perspective

A ground-breaking hybrid of 'Ted Talks', a theatre show and a ‘micro’ conference, and designed to be accessible to all Aotearoa, M9 presents nine unique Māori voices to celebrate of Te Matatini through Whakaaturanga, Whakaari, Whakawhiti Kōrero - Presentation, Performance, Conversation.


The third instalment of M9 centres around the profound impact kapahaka has had on the lives of our kaikōrero both personally and professionally; how it has (re)connected them to te ao Māori, te reo Māori and in some instances, helped them return to their tūrangawaewae. It will explore the importance of these key themes and the role that kapahaka plays in cultural retention, particularly given that the majority of Māori are based in urban centres away from their hapū and iwi.

Line Up


You'll find The Civic on the corner of Queen Street and Wellesley Street. 

269 – 287 Queen Street, Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland.

See venue regulations.

Parking is available at the Civic carpark: 299 Queen Street, under Aotea Square. 

Entry from Greys Ave or Mayoral Drive.

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