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Te Manawataki o Mauao

Thursday 21 October to Tuesday 21 December 2021


Free - anytime from 21 October


Thu 21 October to Tue 21 December


Any walking track on Mauao

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 Mauao - Mount Maunganui.

Commissioned especially for the Tauranga Arts Festival, this piece has been 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 all to enjoy.

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. You can start this walk from wherever you wish, however, we recommend beginning on the Pilot Bay side of Mauao. 

Supported by Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Mauao Trust

To access:

  1. Download and open the free Te Manawataki o Mauao app on your device
  2. Turn on your geo-locator
  3. Put on your personal headphones
  4. Start walking any of the Mauao tracks