Story: Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu

Te reo Māori theatre, 2000

Te reo Māori theatre, 2000

The poster for Taiporotu Tamehana Huata's Māori-language play Tu rangatahi, tu tangata shows its cast, Terrence Griffiths, Sam Murphy, Toni Huata and Les Hoerara. The play tells the story of a young boy, Rangirua, who is forced to make a journey towards honesty, reliability and responsibility. It toured to schools, kōhanga reo (Māori-language preschools) and other venues nationwide. 

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Reference: Eph-C-TAKI-RUA-2000-01

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby and Briar Grace-Smith, 'Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu - Consolidating Māori theatre, 1990s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/43339/te-reo-maori-theatre-2000 (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Mark Derby and Briar Grace-Smith, published 22 Oct 2014