Following the announcement of its theme, Tiki Āhua has released the event schedule featuring 17 emerging and established designers. The show will be held in Rotorua’s Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley on Saturday 24 September and is set to feature streetwear, jewellery, daywear, eveningwear, avant-garde, and adornment including tā moko alongside a feature segment to showcase Rotorua’s passionate youth designers.

Full schedule details are as follows;

5:30pm - VIP function at Pōhutu Geyser

6pm - Public entry opens with drinks and nibbles on arrival

6:30pm - Pre-show entertainment – Seth Hāpu

6:50pm - Show commences – opening performance

7pm - Introduction MC Matai Smith

Mihi – Trevor Maxwell

Emerging designers and models

7.15pm - Dance segment by Street Candee

7.18pm - Streetwear

  • MVS
  • Mitchell Vincent
  • Rise Supply Co – Ranui Samuels

7.30pm - Dance segment by Street Candee

7.35pm - Adornment

  • Henare (with Masami) Jewellery by Nerida Johnstone
  • Marama Jewellery (Courtney Jamieson)
  • Rangi Kipa
  • Arekatara Maihi (Katz)
  • Stacy Gordine
  • Jacob Tautari

7.55pm - Intermission

8.10pm - Performance by Whenua Patuwai

8:20pm - Weaving Showcase

  • Tribute to our fashion design origins – weavers of the Valley

8.30pm - Daywear

  • Jeanine Clarkin
  • Ahu – Adrienne Whitewood
  • Natura Aura – Leilani & Anastacia Rickard

9.00pm - Eveningwear

  • Kiri Nathan
  • Kharl Wirepa Couture
  • Jopanni Bridal

9.30pm - Avant-garde

  • Dmonic Intent
  • Mereana Ngatai Fashion and Textiles

10pm - Performance by Che Fu

12.00am – End

Tickets are available through the Te Puia website or direct through iTicket