Have you ever wanted to have your sidewalk sing-along moment?

Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Waiata Mai

We're kickstarting the Festival and our Toitū Te Reo festivities with Tira, a FREE event that welcomes everyone to sing from the same song book of iconic waiata alongside some of Aotearoa’s brightest singer-songwriters.


Want to know the kupu (words) to sing?

Download the app

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Watch the video here or download the pdf here

Screen reader/large print version available here


Join us to celebrate the opening of Auckland Arts Festival the best way we know how – with a big sing-along in Aotea Square, the heart of the Aotea Arts Precinct.

Add your voice to the many as we sing for our city, our language, our Artists and our Festival.


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Read a preview of Tira and Tōku Reo Waiata here

Watch Ria Hall lead everyone singing 'Hareruia' here

Watch coverage of Tira on Māori Television here

Watch the Facebook livestream of Tira here


Join the Facebook Event


Ria Hall
Troy Kingi
Maisey Rika
Stan Walker



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