Aotearoa NZ

He Owha Matarua / Hauntology of Inheritance

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A unique, sensorial performance walk of connectivity that explores whakapapa, history and a deepening experience of the beautiful forest at Byers Walk, Piha.

STROLL – verb. A combination of step and roll, the perfect description for this meditative moment within a rare piece of Auckland’s beautiful western forest-filled park near Piha that is accessible to steppers and rollers alike.

Join performance artists Suzanne Cowan and Rodney Bell on a journey of whakapapa, history, colonisation, birds, trees and insects, while asking the question: how can we honour our desire to access the forest and be an active part of the ecology that surrounds us?

Starting at the Kitekite Falls Walk carpark, this reflective performance takes in forest bed and bubbling creek on the way to the Kitekite falls. The 2hr 30mins experience includes a shared kai, and more mobile audience members are encouraged to pack their togs for a swim at the close of the event.

No cash door sales available, but you can buy online right up until the start of the show.

Wheelchair-friendly transport available for a small fee.

The terrain of Byers Walkway is suitable for people with mobility impairments but those with a power chair may need some assistance as the path is uneven in parts.

GA Adult $25
GA Conc / Group 6+ $22
GA Under 30 (limited availability) $18
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2 hrs 30 mins approx

Glenesk Rd, Piha



Auckland Arts Festival and Touch Compass


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This work was previously presented by the Walking About series in partnership with Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery in February 2020.


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