Banana Boat is a loose bunch of Pasifika and Maori creatives.

Originally an initiative of Playmarket back in late 2008, it took on a life of its own as not just a bunch of Pasifika writers, but a collective of creatives who wanted more from New Zealand theatre than what they were getting at the time. They used to meet once a month in Newton, Auckland but that phase has passed.

Banana Boat and Playmarket parted ways amicably in 2010, with Banana Boat achieving charitable trust status in late 2011.

What is Banana Boat? See above.

What is Banana Boat about? See above.


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  1. Hi,

    I’m an emerging film / television / theatre writer and producer looking to join a writers / creative group just like Banana Boat.

    Excuse my ignorance but are there monthly writers groups held in Auckland. I’d love the opportunity to attend the next meeting.

    Kind regards,

    Bobby Romia

  2. Disregard my previous enquiry. I found what I was looking for.



    1. sorry about that Bobby – really should get around to ‘populating’ this page. and glad you found the answer to your question.

      1. No apologies needed. I should shop around for the answers first before submitting an online request. Basically, I wanted more information about the group and how frequently it’s held. I discovered there’s a meeting at the end of September that I would like to attend.

        Hope that suits.


        1. yep: to state the obvious, we’ll be meeting on Thursday 27 September at 7pm at the Toi Ora Studio, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

          of course your attendance suits! we’ll see you then.

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