Waahuu Creations

Mission Statement

To enhance exposure of Māori in the arena of performing arts, language and culture


  • To share Māori language, music and culture with the world and inspire self-management, independence and security
  • To energize, liberate and educate all people by providing a positive environment in which to learn
  • 'Werohia - challenge yourself ... pass the limits ... grasp the idea and enter it ...'

- these are some of the ideas we share


WaaHuu Creations was established in Wellington in 1999. The Directors are Toni Huata and Adrian Wagner. Internationally, WaaHuu Creations have developed markets throughout the USA, Europe, Pacific and Asia. WaaHuu was represented at the Womex World Music Expo in Spain, Hungary, Wales, Germany and Rotterdam (16-01), AWME (Melbourne 15 - 12). They are also the first company to have a Māori artist - Toni Huata - headline at the world-renowned jazz club, Ronnie Scotts, in London.

Core business: 

Production management, direction, music, drama & voice-over performance; vocal, drama & performance training; team building, motivational speaking, Māori culture, music and movement workshop facilitation; and retail.

National clients:

E Tū Whānau, NZ Music Commission,  Tāwhiri - New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission), Te Māngai Pāho,  Creative New Zealand, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, City Gallery Wellington, Circa, Downstage and Te Whaea Theatres (Wellington); Tourism New Zealand, Pasifika Festival - Auckland City, Whitireia Performing Arts and Music Course; Taki Rua Theatre and Productions, Te Rākau Hua o te Wao Tapu Theatre Trust, Young and Hungry Youth Theatre Trust, Theta Trust, Te Waka Pū Whenua Trust, Te Ahi Kaa Trust, Health Sponsorship - Auahi Kore, ALAC - Manaaki Tāngata, Sounds Aotearoa, Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, Toi Māori Aotearoa,  E Tū Whānau - Safer Communities, Te Puni Kōkiri - Te Pū Harakeke, Auckland City, Hutt City, Porirua City, Napier City and Wellington City Councils; and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music - Toi te Arapūoru.  


Honolulu, Hawaii - USA, London - UK, Rotterdam - Holland, Barcelona - Spain, Basauri, Basque Country Essen - Germany, Cardiff - Wales, Shanghai - China, Budapest - Hungary, Vienna - Austria, Sydney & Melbourne - Australia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Rarotonga - Cook Islands, Samoa and Tahiti.

We are happy to work with all ages, cultures and creeds. If you have a project, education programme, conference, exhibition, event or festival you require assistance with or you would like to book our workshop, show or retail, please contact us on:


Te Whanganui-ā-Tara/Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Phone: + 64 21 639 790 Email:  waahuu@xtra.co.nz