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People of the Pacific

People of the Pacific is a dazzling, rhythmic spectacle, bringing to life the traditional songs and dances of New Zealand’s Maori and neighbouring South Pacific cultures. In addition to pieces from New Zealand, students will be thrilled by the choreography, music and colourful costumes from Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa and the Cook Islands.

Artist Information

Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre

Website: http://www.kahurangi.com

Phone: 068730041

Email: shell@kahurangi.com


Professional Maori Performing Arts company providing Theatre in Education programmes to New Zealand schools since 1983.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance, Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Maori Performing Arts

Languages Spoken: English, Maori, Various Pacific Island languages

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: National


TOUR DATES - please refer to Kahurangi website www.kahurangi.com/tour for our tour dates in your region.

Space and Resources Required: Sprung floor

Indicative Costs:


$4.00 per student plus GST (gst will be charged to the school not the student)

Minimum performance fee $400 plus GST if less than 100 in attendance.


$3.50 per student plus GST (gst as above)

Minimum workshop fee $175 plus GST if less than 50 in attendance

Mode of Delivery: Performance

Cultural Context: Pasifika, Maori


"People of the Pacific was awesome! The energy, rhythms, drums, stories, pace etc were fantastic. A very professional high standard show which children have raved about" HENRY HILL SCHOOL, NAPIER

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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