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This production is suitable for junior/middle school upwards. Please note, music rights for public performance are not included. Schools should hold the standard One Music Schools Licence.


It’s the first night of school camp in Taniwha Valley, but no one can sleep. It’s time for a scary bedtime story! But what happens when that story starts getting a little too real…?



Tahi, Rua Toru, Whā (Anika Moa)

Row, Kiwi, Row Your Boat (Pio Terei)

Taniwha, Taniwha! (Anika Moa)

I’m a Taniwha (JGeeks)

Anei Ngā Taniwha (JGeeks)

Taniwha in the Sun (Duan & Only)



Taniwha (video included)

Pyjamas for main character students

Plain black clothes for tamariki moving the taniwha and the river

Sheep masks for all Hipi (from Make It!)

Hipi 1-10 should be numbered



River (e.g. a long piece of shiny blue fabric. This can be held by tamariki at both ends and shaken so that it seems to move.)

A storybook

A midnight snack


Sound effects:

A soft whistling, like the wind

A spooky kōauau (flute) or similar

A rattle

A fast drumbeat

Taniwha, Taniwha School Production

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