Toi Kiri, the World Indigenous Arts Festival is back for 2023, hitting Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, presented by Ngā Uri o Muturangi (ancestors of the great Polynesian explorer Kupe) and hosted by Māori of Tauranga Moana.
The festival will be held from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October with world leadng Tā Tatau, Tā Moko and Skin Marking Artists, Cultural Arts, Musicians, Performers, Ceremony, workshops, food and more.
This year they will be hosting significant delegations from Mā’ohi Tahiti Islands, First Nations Canada, Paiwan (Taiwan), Fiji, Tonga, Māori Kūki 'Āirani (Cook Islands), Niue, First Nations America, Samoa, Philippines and a wide representation of tribal Māori Aotearoa with heaps more to come.
The festival will be open daily from 1.00pm - 8.00pm Friday 29 September, 9.00am - 8.00pm Saturday 30 September, and 9.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 1 October at Whareroa Reserve, 25 Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui.
Tickets are $10.00 entry per day with Under 12s free**