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Tuia Stage

Whakau Reserve (Taylors Mistake), Whitianga

Saturday 19th October, 10am - 10pm

Creative Mercury Bay is pleased to present The Tuia Stage. A free, cultural showcase of Coromandel's best musicians, poets, and storytellers held on two stages, over 12 hours.


More than 140 performers of all ages will present compositions of music, poetry or stories that reflect their expressions of the kaupapa of Tuia - Encounters 250 - the 250th anniversary of the first meetings between Maori and European when HM Bark Endeavour sailed into Te Whanganui o Hei waters in 1769.


Performing artists include:


James Webster

Anita Prime

Robert Sullivan

Roimata Taimana

Sarah Morcom

Juliette Lidgard

Gemma Louden

Alice Robinson

Charlotte McDougall

Nur Peach

Esther Colman

Ngapuhi Hauraki

Let’s Go Descarrego

Neighbouring Planets

Mark Thompson

Fabian Roberts

Toya Fleetwood

The Mercury Bay Big Band

Crimson Coast

Vegas Brown

Soul Sax

Whitianga Dixieland Band

Svenja & Graeme Thornber

Colin Reid

Coro Blues

Dylan Wade & Friends

Mercury Bay Community Choir

School groups from Mercury Bay Area School and Thames High School


Opportunities to see this many local performers together in one place are rare, so bring along your picnic blanket or bean bag and settle in for this relaxed family-friendly, alcohol-free event.


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Contact info:

0276 633 446


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