Te Kōhanga Reo o Pikitia in Auckland performed the play “Frozen” or “Hukapapa” with the tamariki as the star attraction. A play adapted from the stage production into all in te reo. The Kōhanga reo kaimahi worked for months to get the props, scripts and even translated the songs into Māori to bring the production to life
There were over 40 different costumes and hundreds of hours of work that had gone into making the 2hour show. They performed to a pack house and in typical South Auckland swagger the whānau took it all in stride.
The Kōhanga Reo kaimahi and whānau were understated about their efforts but clearly they were relieved it was over and that the production was success. Although the show was mainly directed by women the heavy lifting a and cooking the BBQ was left to the men.
But for Kaiako Wairemana Taipari the main priority was te reo and working collaboratively to bring whānau, kaimahi and Kaumatua together.
A great night of entertainment and wholesome fun, a whooping $900 was collected on the night to help support the Kōhanga Reo ō Pikitia. Congratulations on a fabulous show! Ka wani kee!
Here some highlights from the play.