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UPU | Tauranga Arts Festival 2023

Ticket Information

  • Adult - Earlybird: $51.50 each
  • Student - Earlybird: $21.00 each
  • Concession - Earlybird: $47.50 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Wed 25 Oct 2023, 6:30pm



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Elephant Publicity

Curated by Grace Iwashita-taylor

Directed by Fasitua Amosa

Presented by Pannz

The power of Māori and Pasifika literature come roaring to theatrical life.

The world of Oceania is not small. From the energetic volcanoes of O’ahu to the southern reaches of Aotearoa, she is borderless and vast – and growing bigger by the day. After decades of dismissal and disconnection, her children are closer than ever. It’s time for a reunion.

UPU means word. UPU gives the stage to some of Oceania’s most electrifying poets: artists like Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Briar Grace-Smith, Karlo Mila, Hone Tūwhare,Sia Figiel, Ben Brown – they all have a home here.

In UPU, borders disappear and the theatre becomes a sea of islands. Be transported across an ocean to hear the voices dealing with colonisation, family, climate change, love, sex, religion, power and tourists.

"This show is pure oratory and storytelling at its finest" - Theatrescenes

Presented as part of the 2023 Tauranga Arts Festival, on from 19 - 29 October.

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