After successful 2005, 2008 and 2016 seasons of Hinepau, Capital E have joined forces with New Zealand theatre company, Taki Rua to present a te reo Māori adaptation of Hinepau in 2017.

Hinepau is different from other members of the hapū. She looks different, weaves back to front and inside out, and just doesn’t seem to fit in. Hinepau’s attempts to hide her uniqueness fail and, through fear and prejudice, she is cast out.

As time moves on, the influence of the tētē ara (upcoming chief) grows, along with his arrogance. His actions lead to a violent volcanic eruption, destroying the village. With their land desolate, there is little chance of survival.

Hinepau respects the mauri; life force. The power of her respect offers the opportunity to save the village, but only through an ultimate gift of aroha can she save the very people who rejected her.

The tour will perform at schools, kura and community venues nationwide over term three as part of ours and Taki Rua’s Te Reo Māori Season.

Find out more about hosting Hinepau at your school by heading to the Taki Rua web page titled, Hosting Us.

  • Wellington, Kāpiti | 24 – 28 July

  • Manawatū, Hawkes Bay | 31 July – 4 August

  • Gisborne | 7 – 11 August

  • Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō | 14 – 18 August

  • Waikato, South Auckland| 21 – 25 August

  • Auckland | 28 August – September 1

  • Northland | 4 – 8 September

  • Taranaki, Whanganui | 11-15 September

  • Canterbury | 18 – 22 September

  • Otago, Southland | 25 – 29 September