Te Waka Huia

A derelict bus stands rusting in an overgrown paddock near Helensville.

A derelict bus stands rusting in an overgrown paddock near Helensville. When Pahi, the sometime resident, enounters two teenagers drawn to the bus by their own sense of homelessness, his tangled worlds of past and present collide. As secrets unravel, and the threat of losing the bus becomes imminent, the three discover a truth: whatever it looks like, home is worth fighting for. Te Waka Huia is a new play inspired by the 1963 Brynderwyn bus crash. It is written as a tribute to those who lost their lives – and those who survived - NZ’s worst road accident.