Te Awa Tupuna – Voices from the River
Te Awa Tupua – Voices from the River, the new documentary from Paora Joseph, the director of the revelatory Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka (2012), tells the story of his own iwi and their long struggle to regain guardianship over their ancestral taonga, the Whanganui River. The ...Continue Reading...
Upcoming Movie: The Dead Lands
Movies are a natural place for Maori, be it on screen, behind the camera, supporting the shoot or watching from the couch. That ability to share our view of the world and to engage with audiences through moving pictures and sound fascinated audiences back in 1927 with the release of Rudall ...Continue Reading...
Local vampires make their mark as the capital city transforms into ‘Vellington’
Local Wellington Vampires Vladislav the Poker and Viago von Blitzenberg unveiled their latest DIY masterpiece in Wellington tonight, the addition of a giant ‘V’ to the iconic Wellington sign. The local vampires (who bear a striking resemblance to local comedy heavyweights Taika ...Continue Reading...
The Road To Whakarae
Deep in the Urewera Ranges, Maori elder Beam Titoko puts on his best cowboy hat, digs out his old guitar and sings a song of home. Made by Tuhoe filmmakers, this affectionate portrait of a community pays tribute to the strength of the families who keep Tuhoe’s home-fires burning. ...Continue Reading...
HIKOI by Nancy Brunning
Hikoi Written by: Nancy Brunning Directed by: Nancy Brunning Circa One 28 June – 12 July Sometimes back is the only way forward Te Kakano Season – Matariki 2014 Nancy Brunning’s award winning debut play Hikoi follows two generations dealing with a radically changing world and their way of ...Continue Reading...
Renowned World Hula Champion Alex Nicholls brings his Hula Cardio Fitness to NZ
International renowned World Hula Champion Alex Nicholls will be coming to Aotearoa with his vibrant dance group the Tropical Island Hula Entertainers in June. As a special treat he’ll be offering Hula Cardio Fitness classes in Wellington and Christchurch as well as visiting local school ...Continue Reading...
Racist poster mars Rhythm and Vines 2014 music festival
The popular music festival Rhythm & Vines 2014 hit controversy today with the release of a racist promotion poster. The following message raced its way across Facebook today: “This poster for Rhythm & Vines 2014 is a very offensive example of cultural appropriation. The use of ...Continue Reading...
Red Carpet ready to roll at Maoriland Film Festival
Otaki’s night sky will shine extra brightly on Saturday evening with some of the biggest stars of New Zealand entertainment descending on the town for the inaugural Maoriland Film Festival function. Headlined by the Aoteroa roots music exponent Warren Maxwell and his former Fat Freddy’s Drop ...Continue Reading...
Artist donations sought for Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion kaupapa
Kia ora fellow artist mates!!! Something to ponder on & maybe donate an art work towards an awesome cause. The Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board is fundraising for the establishment of an Alumni Association. They are asking for Artwork to donate to the ...Continue Reading...
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