In Māori tradition Te Pō (the night) was the time when Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother) lay in a firm embrace. It was the time that followed Te Kore (the nothingness) and preceded Te Ao Mārama (the world of life). Through the separation of our primordial parents, light permeated Te Pō and worldly potential flourished.

Te Pō is a traditional and intimate time for sharing knowledge. As the sun rises each day our passage through life is reaffirmed and a new world is created.

Te Pō is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Māori cuisine (indigenous food). Feel the spirit of Te Puia at night and experience our heritage - a living legacy of people, culture and place.