The Ragged is in the House!

Last night we opened our show The Ragged at our national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Awesome audience, fantastic hosts, and shoes full of sand. Thanks to the whānau who came to support our hard working cast and crew. As for the rest of you New Zealanders: why not take an hour and a half out of your day and swap for a slice of 1840s Wellington history – come down to Te Papa and get a bit of history up ya….us Māoris won’t bite (those days are over…sort of….)

The Battalion returns!


Te Rākau’s tribute to Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū (28th Māori Battalion) returns this February, in our inaugural Pūtahi Festival! The Battalion tells two stories: the first about five young men who swap 1930s rural New Zealand for a life of adventure and heartbreak, and the other about their descendants who face a very different war on the Home-front. The Battalion stars veteran actorJim Moriarty, and newcomers Vanessa Kumar (The Ragged), Sandy Milesic (Dog&Bone), and Matt Dussler (Dog&Bone). For more information about tickets and showtimes, check out