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HURŌ: Ka hurō te tini, te mano!

The multitudes will celebrate with joy!

A creative arts programme with tamariki and rangatahi in emergency housing. 

Hurō is an expression of cheerfulness and reflects an eagerness to engage in activities of leisure for the purposes of joy and entertainment.  Hurō will be a splash of colour and a chance for young people to relax and enjoy themselves in a safe environment while enhancing interpersonal relationships, self-worth and confidence.

Hurō will provide ongoing opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi who are currently living with their whānau in emergency housing to explore a range of performing arts, allowing them to express themselves, engage in new experiences and have some fun.  Hurō will engage artists to perform, host workshops, connect, uplift and inspire rangatahi and prioritise mana enhancing processes and models including whakawhanaunga, tuakana-teina relationships, and te whare tapa whā. 

Hurō will be led by Project Co-leaders/ Kaiwhakahaere Teiaro Taikato (Ngāti Whakaue, Te Whānau a Tauwhao, Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti) and Ariana Williams (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu), and evaluation coordinator Dr Shiloh Groot (Ngāti Uenukukōpako, Ngāti Pikiao). The Flock team will work with professional artists across performing arts disciplines and a rangatahi committee who will feed into planning, delivery and evaluation of the programme. 

There are currently* a total of 848, under eighteen year old dependents living in emergency housing across Tāmaki Makaurau. These are the intended beneficiaries of this programme.

*MSD figures May 2023

Photo credit Julie Zhu

Hurō is a new creative initiative created in partnership between Flock, Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/ the Ministry for Social Development and Emerge Aotearoa Trust .


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