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Whenau/DP40 Lot173

Saturday 27th April 2019

Kiwi/Possum productions is a West Coast community-based theatre group who have been exploring historical and contemporary issues over the last decade. But instead of a play with a simple referencing to community and social relations, he comments that it has taken the group into a more complex space aesthetically, as if that is the only way to articulate the issues: land as whenua/placenta (that which nurtures); land as signified by the rates demand: DP74/LOT 173 – surveyors having divided up the land into a commodity to be bought and sold and speculated upon; the family farm turning into investment property; globalisation; technology; agribusiness; environmental issues – soil, water health and climate change; the industrial revolution in Asia and its impact here; tourism; migrant labour; generations; belonging; memory; alienation… DP74, LOT173 is then a meditation on the planet itself, with a range of characters: the nostalgic retired farming couple, their son who wants to sell up, the milker from Gaza, a water bottler, a Chinese investor and a Greenie who has come to live in the area.


April 27




Nelson & suburbs


Ghost Light Theatre
146 Bridge Street
upstairs venue, no wheelchair access, please contact us to discuss accessibility

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$13-$45, $20 door sales

Tickets from


Ph. 02108184524

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