Witi’s Wāhine Kai Māori Menu

From May 2 to 20 Homeland will be serving a special kai Māori menu to celebrate Auckland Theatre Company’s season of Witi’s Wāhine.

Menu | $85 pp

  • Special Ticket Holder Snack: Pani puri with smoked kūmara yuzu hummus, olives, garlic labne
  • Starter: Mini creamed pāua on toast; Mini raw fish, coconut, chilli jelly, sago crisp
  • Main: Hāngi pork belly, wood roast kūmara, kawakawa hazelnut pesto, greens
  • Dessert: Timmy’s Pavlova with kawakawa mascarpone, passionfruit curd, coconut crisps

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The menu will be available for the entire season of the show – for lunch and dinner (Weds to Sun from midday until close). Ticket holders will receive a special snack from the kitchen before their meal.

Homeland - Witi's Wahine special menu

You are invited into a story crafted by Nancy Brunning. Ultimately, it is her love story: a tribute with powerful commentary, unflinching reality, sensitivity and warm affection that places wāhine, whenua and Māori wisdom centre stage. It is a story yearning to be told and will now be shared with Tāmaki Makaurau.

The phenomenal women of Witi Ihimaera’s writing, including The Parihaka Woman, The Matriarch and Pounamu Pounamu, take focus and lead us powerfully through the universe of Rongopai (the wharenui at Waituhi) to reveal that which lies deep behind the veil of a world we think we know and occupy.

Witi’s wāhine are distinct from one another, where time, situation and context overlap into a single thread: a cord that draws sustenance from the whenua, from onamata – the past. This wisdom anchors us in the inamata (present), toward an unknown anamata (future).

A collaboration between Hāpai Productions and Auckland Theatre Company.

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Last updated: 02 November 2022