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A vibrant, rich arts festival with soul 

Te Tairāwhiti is home to the creativity of many – past, present and those yet to flourish.

During the inaugural Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, artists created worlds of wonder, provocation and poignance, and reminded us of the importance of story. They shone a light into dark places, often providing commentary on difficult and challenging times. They also led us into spaces for reflection and created moments of joy.

From Raukōkore to Rangitukia, Manutuke to Muriwai, Tikitiki to Tūranga-nui-ā-Kiwa /Gisborne, our region came alive with theatre, music, dance, whakairo, taonga, light and sound.


When: October 2022

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Tairawhiti Gisborne - First to see the light

New Zealand is currently operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights), Tairāwhiti may look and feel different as you travel throughout the region.

If you are planning to visit please do so responsibly by following the Tiaki Promise - respecting our people and place. 

Availability of visitor experiences across Tairāwhiti may be different at the moment. Please take time to research and plan your journey in advance to ensure you have a great holiday in Te Tairāwhiti.

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