8 Jun 2018

Whangarei teen performers take capital by storm

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 8 June 2018

A drama project that started out life as a way to encourage more Maori students to stay on at school has arrived in the capital to rave reviews. Waiora - Te-u-kai-po or The Homeland, written by Hone Kouka, was chosen by students of Whangarei Girls' High School as a class assessment. It was so successful it became the school's graduation production which played to sold out audiences, including Don Brash, who was invited after he complained about too much Te Reo on RNZ. It has been revived again by the students who have formed a theatre company, Wahine Works, and has just opened the Kia Mau Festival in Wellington.