22 Mar 2015

Nepia Takuira-Mita - Actor and Performer

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:22 pm on 22 March 2015

Te Reo performance pm eChildren are much harsher critics than adults, according to Nepia Takuira-Mita. "They will tell you how it really is. They will say, what was that?" he says with a slight chuckle. 

That’s the experience of the actor and performer, but he takes it on the chin because he enjoys what he does.  As a graduate of South Seas Film and TV School, Nepia initally wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and get a career in the army.

Today, Nepia is a performer with Te Rakau Trust, and is part of the Rotorua Kapahaka group, Te Pikikotuku o Rongomai.

He talks about his role in the play Ngunguru I te ao, I te po, the use of te reo Māori and why language is no barrier if the story can be told well.

Photo courtesy of Capital E.

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Choreographer and Dancer Te Arahi Easton. Photo courtesy of Capital E.

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Wellington school kids and Nepia Takuira-Mita at Te Papa Tongarewa.