Whāia e koe te iti Kahurangi

The Pinnacle of Excellence

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Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu has been providing quality industry based learning since 1983. We are the first tertiary provider to offer the new Diploma in Ngā Toi Māori - Level 5 Te Toi Ururangi and Level 6 Te Toiururoa

These qualifications are a pathway to employment with Kahurangi NZ

Ko Te Amorangi ki mua, ko te hāpai o ki muri.

"Growing Leaders through the Arts."



TKKM o Te Raki Paewhenua


Auckland, New Zealand

"The engagement with the audience was exceptional. All of our tamariki and kaiako loved the show. They could relate to not just the whakaari but the performers and the humour, innuendo's etc. Exceptional performance and we would recommend you to any other Kura. "

MT Martha Primary

Victoria, Australia

"An outstanding performance! It was an absolute privilege to watch the show and how fortunate the troupe are to be custodians of their culture. It was very entertaining, highly energetic and informative, with a variety of great costumes, dances and music. "

Holy Cross


"The workshop was really well run, your format was workable and I can see that we can continue using the workshop as a class. "

The Pinnacle of Excellence through the Arts

Tama Huata ONZM,MBA

Founder 1983

The Kahurangi Māori Dance Theatre was at the forefront of the renaissance of Māori Performing Arts. Formed in the early 1980’s by Tama Huata and a team who shared his vision to present Māori performing arts in a dynamic and contemporary manner, our touring teams have travelled the world promoting cultural understanding, and inviting audiences to participate in their programmes.


Kahurangi is a New Zealand treasure with extraordinary vitality, passion, strength and athleticism. They have thrilled audiences with their unique blend of Māori song, dance and heritage. The Company employees outstanding young Maori performers and graduates of the Takitimu Performing Arts School, (the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to offer a degree course in there traditional Māori performing arts) who reflect the energy of Ngāti Kahungunu carrying the listener on a journey of discovery and celebration.


The work of Kahurangi is distinctive, with each performance drawing its strength from full voice harmonies, dynamic choreography and passionate dance interpretation.​

Kahurangi is based in Hastings, New Zealand in the territory of the Ngāti Kahungunu tribe on the East Coast of the North Island. This tribe is the third largest and covers the second largest geographical region. Through a shared ancestry Ngāti Kahungunu can trace their roots to Hawaiki in the Marquesas Islands, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and to four tribes in Northland, Tauranga, Gisborne and the South Island.


Their touring programmes annually incorporate USA, Canada, Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand with performances at festivals, schools, embassies and many official performances on behalf of the New Zealand Government.


706 Albert Street, Parkvale, Hastings

New Zealand 4122

+64 6 8730041 | bookings@kahurangi.com

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Kahurangi Māori Dance Theatre – PO Box 1368, Hastings,

New Zealand

PH: +64 6 873 0041  FAX: +64 6 876 3135

Email: bookings@kahurangi.com 

Touring in schools co-ordinator:

Tyler Hill

Email: bookings@kahurangi.com

15 Case Goods Lane #413

Toronto, ON M5A 3C4


PH: 416 591-9092

email: bookings@kahurangi.com