KONO, Song cycle of a new town by Toi Warbrick


From prehistory to 1877, you choose which version of Scotsman JT Stewart's Palmerston will be told through music by one of New Zealand's celebrated Māori instrument-makers and his pure-voiced Pākehā wife (Warren & Virginia Warbrick).

Recently returned from performing KONO at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Warren and Virginia are multi-genre artists who explore bicultural themes through music. KONO includes new music by Pepe Becker, poetry by Tim Upperton and Manaaki Tibble and historical texts. Thanks to the support of the Earle Creativity Trust, the PNCC Natural & Cultural Heritage Incentive Fund and you for coming along to explore Palmy history.


Wednesday 10 October 5.30pm

Thursday 11 October 3.30pm and 5.30pm

Friday 12 October 10.30am, 3.30pm and 5.30pm

Saturday 13 October 10.30am, 3.30pm and 5.30pm

NOTE: There is a problem with the booking system. Saturdays performances are NOT sold out. Cash door sales are available.


$12 Full, $9 Concession

Duration: 60 mins