A big mihi to our wonderful actor Tainui Tukiwaho (Te Arawa, Tūhoe) who took home the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award at the end of 2023.
His latest play The Sun and the Wind was acclaimed on premiere in Wellington last year and appears shortly as part of Auckland Arts Festival 2024.
Here is is with his son Te Rongopai accepting the award!
The Wellington Theatre Awards took place last night and there was a heavy KRA presence in the nominations this year.
Massive congratulations to Finley Hughes who took out the Most Promising Newcomer award!
The rest of our KRA whānau who were nominated are as follows:
Sean Rivera - New Playwright of the Year
Tuakoi Ohia - New Playwright of the Year
Tainui Tukiwaho - New Aotearoa Play & Actor of the Year / Outstanding Performance
Lauren Gibson - Actor of the Year / Outstanding Performance
Amber Curreen - Director of the Year
We couldn't be more proud of our incredible Ezra Williams for wowing the judges in The Voice Australia.
Ezra turned two judges chairs in the blind audition rounds and chose Jessica Mauboy to be her coach.
We can't wait to see Ezra bring the house down again in the next rounds. She is a true superstar.
Check out Ezra's blind round audition here.
The Brokenwood Mysteries is back for its 9th season!
Cristina Ionda returns in her core cast role as Gina Kadinsky, Brokenwood's resident Pathologist, as well as Roy Ward, Ascia Maybury, Tom Knowles and Peter Feeney reprising their roles in the Brokenwood community.
Season 9 is available to view on TVNZ+.