Presented by: Taki Rua Productions
Written by Hohepa Waitoa and directed by Nancy Brunning
Acclaimed Te reo Maori production He Kura E Huna Ana is touring the North Island for the first time in 2018.
Drawn from traditional Ngati Waewae korero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River.
Returning to her papa kainga on the anniversary of her family's death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of Arahura. Raised solely by her Taua, Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna transformed into pounamu.