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Up, Up and Away! Manu Aute Kite Day


Sat 5 Oct 2019, 12:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Gisborne Soundshell, Centennial Marine Drive, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Mr. Fahrenheit

Up, Up and Away! Manu Aute Kite Day.

Join friends and whānau for a fun day of kites, kai, waiata and waka as we shine a light on our place and our people here in Te Tairāwhiti.

Kicking off our first Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival weekend, the Eastland Community Trust proudly presents Up, up and Away! Manu Aute Kite Day – a free event for all the whānau.

Featuring a line-up of local and global talent, from kaihaka to kaumoana (performers to voyagers) you’re bound to find your own fun.

The day will be full of musical performances and the best of our own homegrown talent. Arts, crafts and workshops will provide plenty to do. While those fascinated by the arrival of the waka flotilla will be able to celebrate our international voyaging community, as we acknowledge our connections across Te Moana Nui-ā-Kiwa.

But best of all we’ll get to look to the skies as we fly manu aute (kites) of all shapes and sizes – traditional and contemporary.

Celebrate as Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival comes to life. Nau mai, haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there.

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is the Gisborne region’s new flagship contemporary arts and cultural event, taking place, for the first time, from 4-20 October this year. Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will deliver performance events by hundreds of performers from across New Zealand and the Pacific.

The festival celebrates what it means to be of Tairāwhiti and of Aotearoa. It reflects and celebrates the people of the Gisborne region and the East Coast. It reinforces the importance of people and place, and further affirms the region’s strong position in the creative landscape of Aotearoa.

For the full programme and ticketing information, please visit