Ko te pā tū, 
he tohu i te ora

An elevated sanctuary, 
a symbol of wellbeing

Pā sit at the epicentre of our communities - once places of physical refuge in times of war, they remain sanctuaries for our mind and spirit. Pā are where we meet to discuss critical issues, where we celebrate and strengthen our own understanding of who we are.

Te Pā Tū presents seasonal culture and kai (cuisine) events – sharing Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across four hours of celebration and feasting. Our experiences align with the maramataka (Māori lunar calendar).

Tū Te Ihi spans the time of year when the Matariki cluster of stars sit high and bright in our winter skies. Tū Te Rā celebrates summer, the time when the sun expresses optimal energy, the days are longer, and light nourishes the natural world.

Each is a four-hour feast of knowledge and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (sanctuary), its tawa trees and crackling bonfires.

Kai horotai (morsels) welcome guests with seasonal favourites and kawakawa tea. Within the forest-formed amphitheatre attention shifts to stories relayed through haka, song, and drama, before manuhiri (guests) settle in for a four-course feast.

Hāngī shares a table with Māori fusion dishes developed by our celebrated Māori chefs.


Te Pā Tū

Kiri Atkinson-Crean
+64 27 343 4332