As a mature aged women I am reminded of events, experiences and people who have impacted and shaped the trajectory of my life. The journey of my Ko Wai Au encompass all of these elements and so much more. As I explore this I know that I will be prompted by memories past and those yet to be discovered.
The founder and artistic director of Hawaiki TŪ, a Māori performance company specialising in kapa haka and haka theatre. Kura Te Ua is an all-round performing arts powerhouse. Born and raised in Tāmakai Makaurau, I am the co-founder of the Māori contemporary dance and Māori performance company, Hawaiki TŪ, which celebrates ten years in 2021.
Photo credit: Peter Jennings (Auckland Live), Toaki Okana
Taranaki te maunga tapu
Mohakatino te awa
Ngāti Mutunga te iwi
Ngāti Raumati me Kai tangata ngā hapū
Te Ruapekapeka te Marae
Hamiora Wharematangi Raumati raua ko Parehaereone Matuku taku tūpuna
Te Ratutonu taku matua
I te taha o taku māmā
Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Wahiao -Tuhourangi ngā iwi
Tame Roa raua ko Eva Te Wehi o Te Rangi Brady taku tūpuna
Lily Edna Rangi Amohia taku whaea
Ko Lynne Parehaereone Raumati ahau.