Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250

Event Info

October 19, 2019

Location

Address
42 Albert St
Post Code
3510

Hours

10am start to 10pm

Wharau Reserve (Taylors Mistake)
Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250

What to Expect

Bring your family to enjoy this free outdoor event. The Tuia Stage is a cultural showcase of Coromandel's best musicians, poets, and storytellers held on two stages, over 12 hours. With over 140 artists taking part from right across the peninsula, the family-friendly event will represent the people of the Coromandel - our culture, our diversity, our creativity - with a strong youth presence representing our future and our continuing journey.
Two stages will feature Coromandel's best artists and performers. 

Opportunities to see this many local performers together in one place are rare, so bring along your picnic blanket or bean bag and settle in for this relaxed family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

Performing on the Tuia Stage

  • Crimson Coast
  • Roimata Taiman
  • Ngapuhi Hauraki.
  • Dylan Wade and students from Thames High School
  • Dave Mullholland and Mercury Bay Area School students 
  • Whitianga Dixieland Band
  • Let’s Go Descarrego
  • Neighbouring Planets
  • The Mercury Bay Big Band
  • And more!  

Tuia Stage Performance Programme

STAGE TAHI - Whakau Reserve

Morning Programme
10.00 | 10.10 | Welcome
10.15 | 10.40 | Fabian Roberts
10.45 | 11.30 | Mercury Bay Big Band

Afternoon Programme
11.40 | 12.05 | Mark Thompson
12.10 | 12.30 | Sarah Morcom
12.35 | 12.55 | Gemma Louden
1.00 | 1.25 | Renee Garland
1.30 | 1.55 | Svenja and Graeme Thornber
2.00 | 2.25 | Ngapuhi Hauraki
2.40 | 3.10 | Neighbouring Planets
3.20 | 3.50 | Dylan Wade and friends
3.55 | 4.25 | Let's Go Descarrego
4.30 | 5.00 | Roimata Taimana
5.05 | 5.35 | Vegas Brown
5.45 | 6.30 | Coro Blues
6.45 | 7.00 | Robert Sullivan

Evening Programme
7.00 | 7.35 | James Webster and special guests
7.40 | 8.00 | Mercury Bay Community Choir
8.05 | 8.50 | Crimson Coast
8.55 | 9.55 | Anita Prime

STAGE RUA - Whitianga Town Centre

Morning Programme
10.30 | 10.45 | Alice Robinson
10.50 | 11.05 | Charlotte McDougall
11.10 | 11.25 | Juliette Lidgard
11.30 | 11.45 | Esther Colman
11.55 | 12.40 | Anita Prime Music Academy student showcase

Afternoon Programme
12.45 | 1.00 | Nur Peach
1.10 | 2.10 | Thames High School Students showcase
2.20 | 3.20 | Mercury Bay Area School students showcase
3.25 | 3.55 | Soul Sax Plus
4.00 | 4.30 | Whitianga Dixieland Band
4.35 | 5.05 | Relapse Band - Colin Reid and friends

tuia Special Composition Performance

There will be a featured 30 minute composition by Charles Royal, performed by James Webster and friends.  This composition has been created especially for the Tuia Stage.
  •  incorporating taonga puoro, traditional Maori instruments
  •  sung largely in English with Maori passages 
  • accompanied by 20 woodwind and string musicians from Waikato’s Orchestra Central, alongside Mercury Bay Community Choir.

The Raranga Tent - Featuring Local Craft

Situated next to The Tuia Stage the Raranga tent will exhibit creations from Coromandel Weavers who will be demonstrating the art of weaving for members of the public of all ages to observe and to try. 

Free Admission

Events on The Tuia Stage have been fully funded by Lotteries Tuia Programme and therefore are free to the public.  As part of the National Tuia 250 Commemorations. This event focuses on the local history when Captain Cook visited Mercury Bay and met local Iwi Ngati Hei and the history of Kupe in the Coromandel region.

Please note this event may be subject to change - please contact the event organiser for more details.

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Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250
Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250
Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250
Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250
Tuia Stage Free Performances - Commemorating Mercury 250

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