King's Old Boy

John Barr —

Hone Vivian Kouka MNZM had his name added to the King’s High School Wall of Fame in 2018.

He is a notable New Zealand Playwright and written plays which have been staged in New Zealand and worldwide including Canada, South Africa, New Caledonia and Britain.

Our playwriter’s latest play

Honi’s latest play is set to test the waters of the post-Covid arts landscape and its audiences. “What Covid revealed was actually how unhealthy our creative landscape was,” Honi said. “I think the theatre community has learnt how fragile it was previously and how it wasn’t working for our people.”

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Hone attended King's High School from 1982 – 1985.

Arriving at King’s in his fourth form year he impressed immediately because of his friendly manner and his multitude of talents. He participated in everything available, representing the school in Basketball and as an aggressive loose forward in Rugby: sadly, a promising career in Rugby ended when he was literally ground into the mud at Littlebourne. 

In his final year at King’s, he was awarded his Rugby Blue, acted in the major production Salad Days (for which he received a Drama Blue), was a Prefect and chaired the School Council.

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