January 24, 2014

He ora takirua, he mate takitahi


Tākina te kawa o Rua!
Me pakiaka te tū ki te more o te whēnua, ko tōna iho ki te rua o Matariki.
Me aro ki te hā o te reo me ōna tikanga.
Papawharikihia te ara ē te ngawari kia rongo ai te rangi-o-marie.
Ki te ruku i te wānanga, ā tōna wā ka pūrangi aho, ko Takirua ki te wheiao, ki te ao marama!
Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē!

Embrace the principles of Ruaumoko; of passion, of gut instinct and of transformational change.
Embed yourself in the context of this land, connecting always to those who have gone before us.
Be conscious and curious to the life and potential of Te Reo Māori
and its principles of relational practice;
Be easeful so we might witness new works that explores the depth and breadth of creative expression in coherent and aligned ways;
Actively seek opportunities to wānanga, for it is here our people resource can grow, share, celebrate and challenge.
This we call Takirua and in its time Takirua practice will be understood and valued in the world.
We do this together, and so it will be!


We are looking for a special person to lead Taki Rua, a performing arts company that produces contemporary indigenous theatre productions for and about Aotearoa. After successfully pushing boundaries for 30 years, we are challenging ourselves yet again to give voice to the opportunities that remain around Takiruatanga.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Development orientation
  • Conceptual
  • Management skills (people, systems, financial)
  • Passion for te reo
  • People skills (able to bridge from the outer business worlds to the inner sanctum of the whare)
  • An understanding and a thirst for embedding takiruatanga and tikanga marae as the principal frameworks of engagement for all the company’s activities

Job description and company vision available from our website www.takirua.co.nz or from Helena Coulton at info@takirua.co.nz.
Email expressions of interest with a one page proposal detailing why you feel you would be a suitable candidate with your CV to trpapplications@gmail.com by 24 February.

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