Auckland Live and Tour-Makers have today made the difficult decision to postpone the Auckland season and tour of Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage this September/October, until 2021.

Tickets for this show are no longer on sale. For ticket holders booked to attend upcoming performances in Auckland, refunds will be processed automatically – you do not need to contact anyone. Please allow 10 – 14 working days for your refund to be processed. If your tickets were purchased from a Ticketmaster outlet, you will need to contact the Customer Service Team at Ticketmaster here and follow the instructions.

If you have bought tickets for the show in Hamilton, New Plymouth, Hastings or Tauranga, you will be contacted by Ticketek.


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
Co-Directed by Wesley Dowdell
Featuring Justin Haiu and Kieran Foster. 

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,


Please note – Tu Meke Tūī! contains English and Te Reo Māori

Recommended for 3-8 Years 

Image credit production photos: Ivan Muller