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GENERAL PUBLIC ADMISSION
TOI KIRI 2022  23 - 25 SEP 2022

$10.00 ENTRY | UNDER 12 FREE**

TOI KIRI 2022
WORLD
INDIGENOUS
TATTOO
CULTURE

FESTIVAL

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World Indigenous Tattoo Culture Public Festival

23 - 25 September 2022

Whareroa Marae

Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui 

The worlds’ best tā tatau and tā moko indigenous practitioners for one unique cultural event Toi Kiri 2022

Public festival held over three days from 23 - 25 September, TMT presents Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture 2022; a gathering of indigenous practitioners of Tā Tatau, Tā Moko (Māori) and cultural arts exponents at Whareroa Marae and grounds, Mount Maunganui.

"Unique experiences, enriched culturally authentic  interactions and exposure to new knowledge"

 

Friday 23 September

1.00pm - 7.00pm

2pm - Malo Uma - MMC Pasifika

3pm - Nahaan

4pm - Big Wā

5pm - Bloodline

6pm - Asher

Saturday 24 September

9.00am - 7.00pm

12pm - Malo Uma - MMC Pasifika

1pm - Te Pua Inano

2pm - Shona Tawhiao

3pm - Tipene

4pm - Wheriko

5pm - TOA

6pm - Skye Hine

Sunday 25 September

9.00am - 5.00pm

11am - Hāni Dread

12pm - Wildlanes

1pm - Shelley Akuhata

2pm - Oreo

3pm - Whetu Ma

4pm - Final Cut

Festival Featuring

Tā Tatau Tā Moko

Su'a Segaula Fuiavailili Lawrence Ah Ching

Margaret Aull

Yasbelle Kerkow

Donita Hulme

Andrew Williams

Nahaan Aya
Gregory 'Gig' Williams

Laurent Tevaiarai Purotu

Yann-Patii Maruae
Iata Peautolu

Julia Mage'Au Gray

Stormy Kara

Anthony 'Tonez' Tangiiti

Opeta 'Awps' Utanga
Jack Haki Williams
Joseph Houia
Julie Paama-Pengelly
Julious Mora
Phillipa Pip Hartley
Renee Heemi Wanikau
Sian Montgomery-Neutze
Daniel Ormsby

Wiremu Wairaki Te Ruki
Que Bidois
Kauri Wharewera

Festival Featuring

Kaihokohoko

Māori by Design

Miss Maia

TroubleMaker

Karamaha (Red Shed)

Soul Time

Taniwhayaje

Tawhiao 7

Wishing Tree

Te Kaha

Tahiti

Festival Featuring

He Wāhi Kai

Chur Chips
The Mussel Man
Sushi Pandas
Rudiemaes Coffee Cart
C4 Street Food and Espresso
Roa Kombucha
Kenny John's Food Truck
The Mighty Cray

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Over fifty Indigenous practitioners of Tā Tatau, Tā Moko and other related cultural arts such as weaving, carving, adornment, clay and ceremony will live-in at Whareroa Marae and present in the Toi Kiri 2022 Festival 23 - 25 September 2022.

Opening from 1.00pm Friday 23 September to 5.00pm Sunday 25 September, a ceremonial Māori blessing at 11.00am followed by food will open Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture 2022 where continuous daily tattoo, dance and music performance as well as food vendors will feature until 9.00pm in the evening, while a huge range of art and cultural vendors will be available until 7.00pm nightly.

TOI KIRI 2022
WORLD
INDIGENOUS
TATTOO
CULTURE

FESTIVAL

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SPONSORED

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NGĀ
URI O

MUTURANGI

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According to many Māori narratives Kupe, the great Maori explorer, was led to navigate the regions of Aotearoa through his pursuit and battles of the great octopus - Te Wheke o Muturangi through which our ancestors were led to new land from Raiatea, Tahiti, the body of the octopus whose tentacles reach out around the Polynesian triangle.

Ngā Uri o Muturangi affirms ancient ancestral connections through Muturangi centred around customary Māori skin marking, tattoo-tatau and art practices. It does this through online membership and public content as well as a major annual public event hosted by TMT and its partners in Tauranga Moana, called Toi Kiri 2022: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture.

For those experts of ancestral ocean navigation, Te Wheke o Muturangi metaphorically describes the navigation paths or currents from Raiatea (Tahiti) resembling the tentacles reaching out across the Pacific at least as far as the edges of the Polynesian Triangle (Tetahiotupa 2009).

“So incredibly culturally grounded! And (I) felt a cultural connection with all the indigenous people that attended!”

– Wānanga Indigenous, 2019    

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