Aug. 9, 2021, 5:03 p.m.
Students and tutors from the Porirua campus of the Whitireia NZ Performing Arts programme have been visiting kura around the Far North showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary dance from around the Pacific.
Programme Director Taofi Nehemia explains that the programme usually travels overseas to USA & Europe, however, due the current COVID-19 situation those plans have been put aside. "It's an opportunity for us to get to know our own backyard. It's my first time and all of our students first time in the North. Many of us have never been past Auckland, and to come to the Far North has been an amazing experience. I felt like it was more important to come North and to promote our programme."