Te Pūtahi

Trust Tairāwhiti Festival Hub



Dates Venue Times
Friday 2nd Oct - Sunday 11th Oct Marina Park NA
Duration : NA

Te Pūtahi is our Trust Tairāwhiti Festival Hub - the point of confluence, a place to meet, to gather and enjoy the beating heart of the festival. Nau mai, haere mai!

Join us before and/or after a show, or bring the whole whānau along to soak up the festival atmosphere.

Full of live performance, markets, kai and fun for the whole whānau, the Trust Tairāwhiti Festival Hub is also home to Te Ara i Whiti, a range of shows at the neighbouring Lawson Field Theatre and our fabulous cabaret programme at The Marina Festival Club.

There are plenty of excuses to gather friends and whānau and make it a date.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Day by Day Schedule

Friday October 2, 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Celebrate the opening of Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival with live music, roaming entertainment and (of course) the Kai Street Food Festival.

Saturday October 3, 10:00AM – 2:00PM and 6:00PM - 7:00PM

The festivities continue with an open-air arts market. This is your chance to discover new treasures made by our incredible local craftspeople and artisans.Join us later for pre-show entertainment. 

Sunday October 4, 1:00PM – 5:00PM

It’s whānau day! Come on down and enjoy a range of family-friendly activities, performances, workshops and kai.

Tuesday October 6, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Discover Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival Kids Club. Hours of fun for the tamariki including an exciting array of kids activities and art workshops.

Wednesday October 7, 3:30PM – 7:00PM

Join us for music on the lawn in an afternoon of the very best sounds from around the East Coast.

Thursday October 8, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Whānau Day replay! Grab the kids and head down to the Festival Hub for a couple of hours of family-friendly fun.

Friday October 9, 4:00PM – 7:00PM

A magical celebration of Māori performing and visual arts celebrates the creativity of tangata whenua.

Saturday October 10, 10:00AM – 2:00PM and 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Mark the final weekend of the festival wandering through a myriad of arts and crafts stalls. Later, relax on the lawn and soak up the vibes of our finest female performers.

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