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Sonia Hardie

Centre Manager Te Raukura ki Kāpiti Manager

Sonia has a long association with the performing arts in the Wellington region. Most recently, she has worked at Capital E's National Theatre for Children where she worked as production manager and then associate producer.

Sonia is also an original member of contemporary Māori showband The Māori Sidesteps where she manages and produces the live show, helping to put them on the New Zealand and world stage. She produces for Tikapa Productions, an independent theatre company creating Māori theatre works of varying genres including the critically acclaimed Not In Our Neighbourhood, The Biggest and The Moa Show.

Sir Jon Trimmer KNZM, MBE

Patron of Te Raukura ki Kāpiti

Sir Jon needs no introduction to the New Zealand arts’ community. He was New Zealand’s pre-eminent dancer for many years, dancing everywhere from Sadlers Wells to the New York Met and with such legends as Dame Margot Fonteyn. In 1970, he returned to New Zealand to revive the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Sir Jon has been a strong supporter of Te Raukura from its early days. It is fitting that the public show at Te Raukura on 29th February 2020 was the Royal New Zealand Ballet with “Tutus on Tour".

Tony Kane

Kāpiti College Principal