The Tuia Stage

Whakau Reserve (Taylors Mistake)

Oct 19 2019

Saturday 19 October, 10am - 10pm 


Creative Mercury Bay is pleased to present The Tuia Stage. A free, cultural showcase of Coromandel's best musicians, poets, and storytellers held on two stages, over 12 hours. 


More than 140 performers of all ages will present compositions of music, poetry or stories that reflect their expressions of the kaupapa of Tuia - Encounters 250 - the 250th anniversary of the first meetings between Maori and European when HM Bark Endeavour sailed into Te Whanganui o Hei waters in 1769. 


Performing artists include:


  • * James Webster
  • * Anita Prime
  • * Robert Sullivan
  • * Roimata Taimana
  • * Sarah Morcom
  • * Juliette Lidgard
  • * Gemma Louden
  • * Alice Robinson
  • * Charlotte McDougall
  • * Nur Peach
  • * Esther Colman
  • * Ngapuhi Hauraki
  • * Let’s Go Descarrego
  • * Neighbouring Planets
  • * Mark Thompson
  • * Fabian Roberts
  • * Toya Fleetwood
  • * The Mercury Bay Big Band
  • * Crimson Coast
  • * Vegas Brown
  • * Soul Sax
  • * Whitianga Dixieland Band
  • * Svenja & Graeme Thornber
  • * Colin Reid
  • * Coro Blues
  • * Dylan Wade & Friends
  • * Mercury Bay Community Choir
  • * School groups from Mercury Bay Area School and Thames High School


Opportunities to see this many local performers together in one place are rare, so bring along your picnic blanket or bean bag and settle in for this relaxed family-friendly, alcohol-free event.


Subscribe to our email newsletter or follow our Facebook page  or for updates. 

Contact info:

Bubble Bites Series Launch

Bubble Bites - a series of short performance by artists from The Coromandel

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 1

Featuring Lance & Ava Strong (from Crimson Coast), Howard Saunders, Alan & Julia Rhodes and exclusive new release by Lets Go Descarrego!
23rd April 2020, 5:30pm

Austen Found

Penny Ashton and Lori Dungey, aka Miss Patchybottom and Miss Gingerbottom, have prepared some videos to keep you all tittering in your manor houses.

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 2

Featuring Gemma Louden, Pete Delete and Andy Santos
30th April 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 3

Featuring Let's Go Descarrego!, Fabian Roberts, Yvette Audain & Deborah Hide-Bayne.
7th May 2020, 5:30pm

Brendan Dooley Kids Magician

Brendan Dooley - five short magic workshops.

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 4

Featuring Soul Sax Plus, Sharyn Morcom, Jerry Thoma and Sarah Morcom.
14th May 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 5

Featuring RELAPSE Band, Katarina Lee & Retrowhiti.
21st May 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 6

Featuring Chance Taiaroa Wiari Haddon, Stewart Pedley and Vegas Brown.
28th May 2020, 5:30pm

Central to the Soul

A gentle story of Central Otago, the touring artists, the halls and heroes, that host them.