Have you ever wondered what the Māori creation stories of the Pōneke (Wellington) area are? Have you wanted to learn but haven’t known where to look or who or how to ask?

Then nau mai haere mai, this event is perfect for you!

Te Pūkenga Whakaata, The New Zealand Portrait Gallery invites you to listen and learn some pūrākau (stories) of Te Whanganui a Tara. Ani Morris, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Kahungunu me Rangitāne is generously sharing some sacred stories of the whenua that have been passed on to her with those who attend this kōrero.

The kōrero will be just under an hour long, Ani will be speaking and illustrating some pūrākau, while visitors are invited to listen, take notes and enjoy connecting with the whenua of the area. This is a very special opportunity for those who attend.

Book your ticket HERE

There is a koha ticket option of $10 or if you cannot afford please email Holly at holly.walker@nzportraitgallery.org.nz and you will be provided with a sponsored ticket.

We appreciate any koha, as this allows us to keep creating great programmes.


  • Sat 09 Apr


  • 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


  • Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront
  • 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane
  • Pōneke Wellington