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NZSL-interpreted Witi's Wāhine



Sat 20 May 2023, 08:00 pm - 9:20pm


ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter


Arts Culture, Performing Arts, Kiwi Culture, Theatre, NZSL Interpreted


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking


$20 tickets for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. One companion ticket per theatre-goer is also available for $20.

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An NZSL interpreted performance of Witi's Wāhine will take place on Saturday 20 May at 8pm at ASB Waterfront Theatre.

The phenomenal women of Witi Ihimaera’s writing, including The Parihaka Woman, The Matriarch and Pounamu Pounamu, take focus and lead us through the universe of Rongopai (the wharenui at Waituhi) to reveal that which lies deep behind the veil of a world we think we know and occupy.

You are invited into a story crafted by Nancy Brunning. Ultimately, it is her love story: a tribute with powerful commentary, unflinching reality, sensitivity and warm affection that places wāhine, whenua and Māori wisdom centre stage. It is a story yearning to be told and will now be shared with Tāmaki Makaurau.

Witi’s wāhine are distinct from one another, where time, situation and context overlap into a single thread: a cord that draws sustenance from the whenua, from onamata – the past. This wisdom anchors us in the inamata (present), toward an unknown anamata (future).

To book $20 access and companion tickets, email or call 0800 282 849.


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