Pūkeko in a Palm Tree

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is proud to partner with Gisborne District Council to present Pūkeko in a Palm Tree – a free block party celebrating Christmas in the CBD on Peel Street! Celebrate the season to give and to gather, with workshops for tamariki, kai carts, donation stations, and live music!  Pūkeko in a Palm […]

Thoroughly Modern Māui

Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific. His name was Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga – MĀUI. A warrior and demigod, his adventures are woven into the fabric of Pacific history. In Aotearoa, this ‘Māori Superman’ was fast, fit, and funny. He was the total package. He slowed the sun, fished […]

Te Ara i Whiti

“Ko Matariki te whetu hei arataki e – Let Matariki guide the way”  – Tuini Ngawai Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is proud to celebrate the season of Matariki with the triumphant return of Te Ara i Whiti. Te Ara i Whiti is an interactive visual arts experience primarily composed of illuminated installations and sculptural works […]