HBAF 2022 - Wāhine

Weaving together intimate sound stories and powerful portrait photography, Wāhine is an immersive multi-media arts exhibition that amplifies Māori women’s voices around Aotearoa.

Wāhine offers communities an opportunity to come together, to be enriched and inspired by these raw, honest and vulnerable stories – stories that touch on the joys and inspirations, the troubles and tribulations, and the resilience that has moulded these wāhine into the women they are.

The deeply personal words of each interview are woven together from real-life recordings captured by the women themselves and accompanied by portraits taken at each woman’s home, marae, or their chosen location.

As it travels around Aotearoa, Wāhine expands at each new location, inviting a wāhine from a local iwi to join the kaupapa and hold space for the other women. Here in Heretaunga, Panache Huata-Ropitini (Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Tuhoe) is joining the kaupapa.

[Toitoi, Tama Tūranga Huata Room, 16+, Trigger Warning Required]

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Ticket Types

Opera House tickets have NUMBERED SEATING
(A Reserve, or B Reserve Sections)
All other tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION

Concession: Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child: 12 Years & Under (selected shows only)


All Ages


Tue Oct 4th10:00 - 16:00
Wed Oct 5th10:00 - 16:00
Thu Oct 6th10:00 - 16:00
Fri Oct 7th10:00 - 16:00
Sat Oct 8th10:00 - 16:00
Sun Oct 9th10:00 - 16:00
Tue Oct 11th10:00 - 16:00
Wed Oct 12th10:00 - 16:00
Thu Oct 13th10:00 - 16:00
Fri Oct 14th11:00 - 18:00
Sat Oct 15th11:00 - 18:00
Sun Oct 16th11:00 - 18:00
Tue Oct 18th11:00 - 18:00
Wed Oct 19th11:00 - 18:00
Thu Oct 20th11:00 - 18:00
Fri Oct 21st11:00 - 18:00
Sat Oct 22nd11:00 - 18:00
Sun Oct 23rd11:00 - 18:00
Tue Oct 25th11:00 - 18:00
Wed Oct 26th11:00 - 18:00
Thu Oct 27th11:00 - 18:00
Fri Oct 28th11:00 - 18:00
Sat Oct 29th11:00 - 18:00
Sun Oct 30th11:00 - 18:00


Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team

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