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Te Kai a te Rangatira (Cancelled)

27 Mar 2022
Talk (paid) 1:30-3:30. Activation (FREE) 10am-5pm
The sustenance of chiefs is oratory. Ko te kai a te rangatira, ko te kōrero.
Event type: 
Cultural, Live event, Workshop/Seminar
Great Town Hall & Aotea Sqare
301-317 Queen Street, Auckland Central


AAF regrets to announce that due to New Zealand moving to RED under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Te Kai a te Rangatira has been cancelled. Ticketholders who purchased using a credit card will be refunded automatically. Please check your email for information on receiving a refund if cash or EFTPOS was used. The current list of AAF show and event updates can be found here and AAF’s COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here.


An art form in itself, the Māori language is cause for appreciation and celebration. Interest in te reo Māori is at an all-time high. Wait lists for language classes are oversubscribed by learners from all ages and backgrounds.

Leading a day of festivity with te reo at its centre, Te Kai a te Rangatira brings together a panel of leaders from te ao Māori with a focus on arts and language, giving us a snapshot into what it takes to be a leader in this day and age, during these uncertain times. With te reo workshops for students at beginner and intermediate levels, music, a Māori arts and crafts market and Māori kai, join us as we salute the indigenous language of Aotearoa.

This event is delivered entirely in te reo Māori. Real time English translations provided via headsets.

Activation in Aotea Square Sun 27 March, 10:00am – 5:30pm. FREE



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Auckland Arts Festival

22 Nov 2021