A Tu Meke Tūī! and Auckland Live production

Adapted from the children’s book by Malcolm Clarke 
Original artwork by Flox  

Original direction by Renee Lyons


Due to ongoing uncertainty around alert levels in Tāmaki Makaurau and across the motu, Auckland Live and Tour-Makers have made the difficult decision to cancel the Auckland season and tour of Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage this October. Sadly there will be no postponed dates for this tour at this time.

Tickets for Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage are no longer on sale. For ticket holders booked to attend upcoming performances at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre in Auckland, Auckland Live and the company plan to announce rescheduled season dates and we invite you to hold on to your tickets pending our new season date announcement.
If you have bought tickets for the show in Hamilton, New Plymouth, Hastings or Tauranga, you will be contacted by Ticketek.

Adapted from the best-selling book Tu Meke Tūī!, join two unlikely heroes, Tere the excitable tūī and Taitū the flightless takahē, as they work together to outwit Stan, the sly stoat, who has a beady eye on our native birds for his dinner.

Set against a lusciously illustrated backdrop of Aotearoa’s magical native wildlife, this beautiful story incorporating physical theatre and puppetry will teach young tamariki about friendship, courage, and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences that make us truly special.

“The songs and dancing were a hit! My kids were bouncing about on their seats excited and felt involved in the show as it played out in front of them. On a serious note some of the more important themes of conservation where our native wildlife is in danger from the stoat and the use of Māori language (te reo), which is undergoing a much-needed revival in Aotearoa are important undertones in this incredible show.” – Michelle Beard, pumpkinsintrees.com


Tu Meke Tūī!  is performed in English and enriched with te reo Māori

Recommended for 3-8 Years 

Duration: 50 minutes

Image credit production photos: Ivan Muller