ROCK-ART PUPPET SHOW – OUR NATIONAL TREASURE
TORO PIKOPIKO PUPPETS are proud to have created a national treasure, that is now being adapted into a variety of on-line resources, funded by the Ministry of Education, for the benefit of our nation’s children and teachers.
TE RERENGA – THE FLIGHT premiered at Te Ana Maori Rock-Art Centre on Waitangi Day, 2017 with over 200 performances nationally. TE RERENGA – THE FLIGHT is a forty-five-minute, interactive, acoustic rock musical, featuring 80 ‘Flatsie’ puppets inspired from ancient cave drawings around the Timaru district. The show re-tells a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua and her epic flight to Aotearoa, with the aid of Matariki stars and migrating whales. She flies from cave to cave, meeting a host of colourful characters including Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Moa, Pouakai Eagles, and Human Bird Hunters – intent on making Pourangahua their next meal.