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Kia Maumahara - A Moment In Time
Kia Maumahara - A Moment In Time

Thu, 25 Jul


Auckland Museum

Kia Maumahara - A Moment In Time

An unforgettable season to conclude our July month, Kia Maumahara will return to the Auckland Museum July 25th - 27th

Time & Location

2 more dates

25 Jul 2024, 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm NZST

Auckland Museum, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


About the event

Te Whānau Āio are incredibly excited to announce that Kia Maumahara - A Moment In Time will be performing again at the Auckland Museum this month. After an overwhelming outpour of responses from our audiences requesting for the next season, we have decided it will be on for three nightly shows, on July 25th - 27th. 

This season round invites some new faces, new roles and new stories as many more untold stories of our ancestors have flourished to the surface desiring to be shared.

Kia Maumahara touches on true historical events for Māori throughout generations within Aotearoa. The piece raises questions regarding our tipuna/ancestors and their tāonga left behind and overseas. 

If tāonga are unguarded, uncared for or left overseas, do our ancestors ever go home, or do they remain in a time warp of that event, that then trickles down into their bloodlines, until...they are finally put to rest. 

From war stories to love stories, assimilation schools to family feuds, to corporate hui to culture before colonisation, audiences should expect to experience an emotional roller coaster of truth within all our bloodlines. 

As part of our activation piece, we encourage ALL AUDIENCE PARTICIPANTS to make the effort to arrive in your ancestral attire from between 14th century to 1950s. As you make the effort to adorn yourself you are actively allowing your ancestors permission to not only heal and let go but for all our people, an opportunity to feel a sense of peace knowing we ALL, are taking part in remembering ourselves and those before by giving that memory honour and dignity by being acknowledged. The moment you are ready to go and are on your way, you have officially become a part of the kaupapa of Kia Maumahara. 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to 6:45pm to be properly intiated. Doors close at 7pm. Do not arrive under the influence, remember you are on kaupapa. 

Our opening night will have catering and we will look forward to sharing more stories of love, laughter, grief and joy as our ancestors thrive in seeing the fruits of their future inside of this navigation. 

Te Whānau Āio Cast

Writen and directed by Milly Grant-Koria 

Co-Directed by Karena Grant-Koria

Stunt Choreography - Karena Koria, Puriri Koria, Ngarimu Wyatt

Ke'arn Peters, Taivero Strickland, Rahiri Witeriha

Hine Keira Jackson Shaw, Maioha Andrews, Mahani Ripikoi, Charm Tamatea, Huia King, Pipiraana Pihema, Tiana King, Tuakoi Ohia, Devyne Tuiavii, Xanthea-rangirauaka Grant-Koria, 

Front of House: Zahara Grant-Koria, Mikhaela Grant

Special thanks to Ngati Whatua, Rongowhakaata, Waihirere for holding us, supporting the kaupapa of bringing further healing to our people and all our tāonga across the globe. 



    Arrive in your ancestral attire and join us for indigenous catered food by some of the best caterers in New Zealand.

    +$1.00 service fee

    Ages 15+18 If you have tamariki younger that will require a seat. Please bare in mind this show is rated M15. Discretion is advised

    +$0.45 service fee

    5 family members




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