october, 2021

02oct6:00 pm8:30 pmTe Ara Patupaiarehe

Event Details

The artists of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Waiu o Ngāti Porou invite you to attend the opening night of Te Ara Patupaiarehe as part of the Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival, Te Ara I Whiti. Nestled in the heart of Ruatorea, in the forest trees of Manutahi hill, patupaiarehe the kaitiaki of our ngāhere have built their homes. According to Ngāti Porou folklore, patupaiarehe are the guardians and the spiritual embodiment of our environment. We welcome you to experience the magic and whimsy of our Manutahi patupaiarehe, immerse yourself in the dense natural forest and all its beauty, and engage with our artists to celebrate the opening of Te Ara Patupaiarehe. You can expect, music, food, activities, art, lights, nature and some special surprises throughout the evening. This is a free event for all ages, so bring the whānau!
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is proud to include Te Ara Patupaiarehe in our 2021 Programme.



(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


College Road North

Ruatoria 4032


Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Waiu o Ngāti Porouhttps://www.facebook.com/tewaiu/ Email: tari@tewaiu.school.nz 13 Tuparoa Rd, Ruatoria


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