'Avaiki Nui Social

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

10/06/2023 - 10/06/2023

Kia Mau Festival 2023

Production Details

Written by: Tuaratini and Jarcinda Stowers-Ama
Scene Director : Taungaroa Emile
Choreographer: Te Hau Winitana
Production Director: Mīria George
Director of Photography: Elise Lanigan

Kia Mau Festival

In the centre of Aotearoa, a gathering of musicians from across the fifteen islands of the Cook Islands will heat up the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre in Pōneke.
A collection of treasured musicians will bring their instruments to the stage – from the community halls, family homes, backyard gatherings and garage parties, this special night of Cook Islands String Bands tells the story of Te Moana Nui a Kiva. A story of ‘Avaiki Nui, the beautiful Cook Islands.
For one night only, we journey across time and ocean to explore the history of Cook Islands string bands and the songs that have provided the soundtrack to moments throughout our lives. ‘Avaiki Nui Social is created by Faipoto Aporo, Jarome, Tuaratini and Jarcinda Stowers-Ama, The Raro Dog, Te Hau Winitana, Taungaroa Emile and Mīria George.

VENUE: Michael Fowler Centre

DATE: Sat 10th June 2023

TIME: 7pm

PRICES: $10 – $45


Music Performed by: Faipoto Aporo and Jarome

Co-Producer: Tanya Muagututi’a
Set Design by: Horrobin & Hodge
Lighting Design by: James Kearney
AV by: Delainy Kennedy
Image by: Robert George, The Raro Dog

Music ,

2 hours including a 15 minute interval

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council