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23 Feb 2018
Join thousands on Wellington’s stunning waterfront for the once-in-a-lifetime 2018 New Zealand Festival opening event.
Kupe is a new work by Anna Marbrook, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Kasia Pol.
Inspired by the great explorer and navigator Kupe’s arrival in Aotearoa, this free, whānau-friendly spectacular is a landmark celebration of our shared voyaging history.
Be a part of history in the making and welcome a majestic waka fleet including seven ocean-faring double-hulled waka hourua and their fearless crew, as they sail across the waters of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour – a moving finale to their months-long journey from Samoa, the Cook Islands and around New Zealand.
Then let the sounds of the Pacific surround you in this theatrical extravaganza featuring performers, mass choir, a thousand-strong haka, and a musical score by Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots, Little Bushman).
A must-do for Moana fans, Kupe sparks a week-long celebration of our place in the Pacific, including a Petone beach party for all the whānau and more.
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