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after-school HIPHop classES at TE KURA O ŌTAKI


Hītokitoki are after-school hiphop classes for tamariki, rangatahi and pakeke led by dancer Caitlin Sanson.

Caitlin will be choreographing some Hītokitoki (Hiphop) to be performed in our end of term show alongside our Toi Whakaari (Drama) ākonga.

Hītokitoki is  free for tamariki and rangatahi but you must enroll to attend. 

To request to enrol, please complete the form HERE


Classes are Thursdays at Te Kura o Ōtaki, Whare Manaaki: 


Thursdays, 4pm – 4.40 pm: 5 – 7 year olds (Tēina)
Thursdays, 4.45 pm – 5.45 pm: 8+ year olds (Tuākana)


Term 4 classes will run from the 12th of October to the 7th of December.


Whānau Screening:

25th of November, 5pm, Māoriland Hub. (TBC)





Thursdays, 4pm – 4.40 pm (Tēina)

Thursdays, 4.45 pm – 5.45 pm (Tuākana)


Enrol to participate in Te Reo o te Kori Tinana now – limited spaces in each class!

Email Louisa at [email protected]


Rupene Hohepa

Ko Mamaru te Waka

Ko Kahukuraariki te Wahine Rangatira

No Te Whare Tapu o Nga Puhi me Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa

Raised on the farm, and taught with Aroha and respect, I was a hori with a story. After kura, I found myself on a doorstep to a creative pathway, and since, I have connected deeply with so many. Laughing, crying, connecting, Hongi with an immense amount of pressure on our noses just to make sure you get all the Mauri in. Sincerely, creativity is my thing, and my art is my Taonga to you.

Ko Reuben Hohepa Butler Toku Ingoa.


Erroll Anderson

Erroll Anderson is a descendent of Ngāpuhi – Ngāti Hau Hapū. He attended Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Wellington graduating with a diploma in Acting in 2016. After completing his studies, he was cast in a number of theatre productions ‘2080’ directed by Katie Wolfe, ‘The Travelling Squirrel’ directed by Susan Wilson, ‘All Our Sons’ directed by Nathaniel Lees and Paramount Productions motion picture ‘Ghost in the Shell’ directed by Rupert Saunders.

Since 2017 he has worked consistently in theatre, television, tv-series, ads, music video, shorts and films. He is also a member of The Māori Sidesteps. This collective introduced him to satire bringing awareness to racism in juvenile prisons, online formats, schools and corporations.

Erroll recently gained funding to create his own short-film ‘Tuakana’ through the Māoriland Productions and is in the process of writing a contrasting comedy series called ‘BOTZ’.

Erroll has recently secured a role among the M3 team teaching children in pre-school, primary school and intermediate the power of Māori pūrakau, movement and mindfulness.

Isaac Te Reina

Isaac Te Reina

He uri ahau no Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga toku Iwi, Ngati Kapumanawawhiti toku hapu.

I trained at the ‘NZ Film and Televsion School’ to begin my career as a professional filmmaker. After directing my own film scripts, I figured I needed to diversify my knowledge and skill set as a director in order to articulate effective communication with actors better. The law of attraction works in the universe as I met Sara Wiseman on a feature film ‘Human Traces’ who serendipitously was looking for someone to begin training at ‘The Actor’s Program’ 2016. In Tāmaki Makaurau I began training as a professional and now working actor, in Kathryn Rawling’s agency. For 5 years I have co-created with a range of NZ and international artists for film/writing and theatrical works.

In 2018 I was awarded Creative New Zealand’s ‘Nga Manu Pirere’ award for best emerging Maori artist.