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Te Manawataki o Mauao

21 October 2021 - 21 October 2022

Presented by: Tauranga Arts Festival

From 21 October, available anytime

Experience the rhythmic pulse of Mauao with a walking performance specific to our maunga. Combining music with adventure, Te Manawataki o Mauao takes audiences on a journey that will evolve how they perceive the natural world. A meditative and immersive event, this piece uncovers the hidden treasures of Mount Maunganui.

Commissioned especially for Tauranga Arts Festival, this piece was created by renowned musician, Riki Gooch in collaboration with Sonicity. The creative team worked closely with the kaitiaki of Mauao to reflect and distill their own experience of the place and turn the landscape, topography and mythology into a one of a kind experience for local audiences.

Bring your phone and headphones and download the Te Manawataki o Mauao App for this free event genuinely rooted in place. A uniquely personal experience, the app responds to your geolocation; so take any track up the maunga and let original music and soundscape evoke land, skies and sea.

Te Manawataki o Mauao can be accessed from 21 October. You can start this walk from wherever you wish, however, we recommend beginning on the Pilot Bay side of Mauao.

Ngā mihinui o Mauao.

Supported by Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Mauao Trust

To access this event:
1. Download and open the free Te Manawataki o Mauao app on your device (from October 21)
2. Turn on your geo-locator
3. Put on your personal headphones
4. Start walking any of the Mauao tracks

Find out more


21 October 2021
Oct 21
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Tauranga Arts Festival
07) 928 6213


Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui 3116
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty 3116 New Zealand
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