The Turner Centre and Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival are proud to present KŌPŪ on the week of the Matariki public holiday.

KŌPŪ is a showcase of music and theatre that pays tribute to our nannies, mothers, and aunties. It is a cheeky ballad of a show, sharing the songs of our young wāhine Māori as they navigate this world, hairy nipples first, following in the footsteps of our naughty nannies from the kāuta. 

 Six talented wāhine Māori actors have come together to create and produce this ground-breaking show that delighted audiences during the premiere season at Te Pou Theatre. 

“Wāhinetanga is on raw, real, frank, and sexy display here… these wāhine would fit right in on Broadway.”
Candice Luke, NZ Herald, May 2023

“A series of beautifully crafted vignettes superbly performed”
Lexie Mattheson, Theatreview, May 2023

“Wit, waiata and Whitney Houston; Kōpū is the riotous and empowering thrill ride through the experiences of wāhine Māori that everyone needs to see.”
Amy Cotter, Rat World, May 2023 

Directed by Amber Curreen, the multi-talented performers Tuakoi Ohia, Jane Leonard, Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana, Brady Peeti, Te Arohanui Korewha, Ngākirikiri Kershaw take you on a hilarious, honest and a no holds barred celebration of their experiences of wāhinetanga (womanhood) with live music, performance, poetry and poi.

This show has been a sell-out around the motu, don’t miss it right here in the Far North!


The Turner Centre

Tuesday 25 June

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: Pay What You Can from $5pp + Booking Fee


43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri