Dates and times

  • Sat, Jul 14 - 6:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 15 - 2:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 15 - 4:00pm


The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse


$5 Koha/Donation (per ticket) $5.00
$10 Koha/Donation (per ticket) $10.00
$15 Koha Donation (per ticket) $15.00

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Toro Pikopiko Puppets present TE RERENGA – THE FLIGHT, the world’s first Maori rock-art puppet show!

The show re-tells a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua and her epic flight to Aotearoa, with the aid of Matariki stars and migrating whales. She flies from cave to cave, meeting a host of colourful characters including Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Moa, Pouakai Eagles, and Human Bird Hunters – intent on making Pourangahua their next meal.

TE RERENGA – THE FLIGHT is a forty-five-minute, interactive, acoustic rock musical, featuring 80 ‘Flatso’ puppets inspired from ancient cave drawings around the Timaru district.

*Kids, bring a cushion! The more we can fit, the merrier!


Stuff: The show re-tells the legend of Pourangahua the Birdman and his flight to New Zealand. Read more »