The worlds’ best tā tatau and tā moko indigenous practitioners are coming together for one unique cultural event; Toi Kiri 2022
The festival will be held over three days from 23 - 25 September, and will see a gathering of indigenous practitioners of Tā Tatau, Tā Moko (Māori) and cultural arts exponents at Whareroa Marae and grounds, Mount Maunganui.
The website promises the event will be full of "unique experiences, enriched culturally authentic interactions and exposure to new knowledge."
Over fifty Indigenous practitioners of Tā Tatau, Tā Moko and other related cultural arts such as weaving, carving, adornment, clay and ceremony will live-in at Whareroa Marae and present in the Toi Kiri 2022 Festival.
Opening from 1.00pm Friday 23 September to 5.00pm Sunday 25 September, a ceremonial Māori blessing at 11.00am followed by food will open Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture 2022 where continuous daily tattoo, dance and music, performance as well as food vendors will feature until 9.00pm in the evening, while a huge range of art and cultural vendors will be available until 7.00pm nightly.
More info and tickets available at www.tetuhimareikura.org
**Under 12 Free - must be accompanied by an Adult over the age of 18 years old