Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum are thrilled to share, the internationally acclaimed Māori Cultural Performances has returned, after a COVID-19 imposed break.
“We are thrilled to welcome back the incredible Raukura kapa haka group to Tāmaki Paenga Hira. The experience they offer visitors to Auckland Museum, both from overseas and from here in Aotearoa, is compelling. The performance is powerful and authentic, culminating in a spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka,” says Dr David Gaimster, Chief Executive at Auckland Museum.
The Māori Cultural Performances returned on Saturday 1 October 2022 and there will be two performances daily at 11.15am and 1.45pm, tickets can be bought in advance, or on the day.
The Raukura kapa haka group offer a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture in an engaging performance which takes audiences on a journey through the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
To celebrate the return of the internationally acclaimed Māori Cultural Performance, and as a gesture of thanks to the residents of Tāmaki Makaurau for their continued support of the Museum throughout these Covid-impacted years, Auckland Museum is offering Aucklanders half price tickets to the performance for the month of October.
“If it’s been a while since you and your whānau have seen a kapa haka group perform, this discounted offer is an opportunity not to be missed. There is also a special chance after the show to meet, talk and take photos with members of the group. We know how popular this aspect was with our visitors in the past and we’re sure that it’s going to be popular once again”, says Dr David Gaimster.
As this deal is only for Auckland residents, please bring along your MyMuseum card or proof of Auckland address, such as a utility bill (on your mobile phone or as a print out). See the Auckland Museum website for more information.
Auckland Museum protects and cares for an outstanding and significant collection of Māori treasures (taonga), which is the largest and most significant collection in the world. The Museum has two dedicated Māori galleries and is the only venue in Auckland providing a daily Māori cultural performance.