He waka eke noa - we are all in this together

From today, Escape! and its big sister, Tauranga Arts Festival, are proud to bring you a mix of viewing, listening and reading, delivered free right into your home. Bookmark us and keep coming back, we have plenty of content – some fun, some serious, all of it engaging.

When we need to be thinking about the good of the nation and each other, what better way to begin our Lockdown Arts offerings than ‘Aotearoa’, released for Māori Language Week in 2014 and performed by four outstanding Bay of Plenty musicians – Stan Walker & Ria Hall (both from Tauranga Moana), Troy Kingi (born in Rotorua) and Maisey Rika (Whakatāne).

This is what we’re saving – something unique and precious, full of aroha and unity, good people, landscapes to break your heart. Stay safe, look after those you’re isolated with, be kind, obey the rules.