May 13, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

The Kāhui Mentorship Programme 2021 is open for applications.

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The Kāhui Mentorship Programme 2021 is open for applications. Applications close 10th January 2021.

Link to Application –

This is a first of its kind $10,000.00 programme offered for free in 2021, that works around your full time mahi or study.

Your commitment as an applicant is to a 100% attendance to the dates and times listed and to participate in a mana enhancing environment and culture, that supports the success of your fellow Māori fashion creative.

This programme is open to all Māori Fashion creatives – fashion designers, photographers, content providers, machinists, pattern drafters, students, stylists etc…

The Kāhui Mentorship Programme 2021 January 2021 to November 2021 One on one sessions facilitated by Kiri Nathan

Group zoom sessions facilitated by Kiri Nathan Weekend wānanga ō Tāmaki Makaurau workshops facilitated by specialists in – Responsibility to Te Ao Māori

Treaty of Waitangi

Seeking cultural permission

Knowledge, and cultural Intellectual Property

Tikanga and Te Reo Māori within design development and commercialisation

Responsibility to a sustainable and ethical fashion future

Protecting Papatūānuku


Better practice

Hauora, processing stress in a Māori way, tools, karakia, waiata, rongoa, hauora. Health for people and planet.Look book and campaign Fashion photography

Fashion branding, content, and story

Styling with tikanga, Māori and indigenous fashion creative teams

How to connect to National and International fashion markets ethically

Marketing specialist with a Māori lens

E-commerce frameworks, content, and reach

Connecting to buyers, viable markets, national and international markets. Development of capsule, or collection

Opportunity to onboard to the Kāhui E-Commerce platform and have your own boutique store.

National Trade Event. International Trade Event – pending covid-19 rāhui, border restrictions.

All mentees will be expected to run their own mentorship programme in the fourth quarter with an emerging Māori fashion creative.

100% attendance and commitment to the following dates and times is required.

Mind map session with Kiri 1.5 hour January/February days and times to be booked

Two-day weekend Wānanga ō Tāmaki Makaurau with specialists

9am – 5pm Saturday 10th April 2021

9am – 2pm Sunday 11th April 2021

Group Zoom Session 5th June 2021

10am – 2pm Two-day weekend wānanga ō Tāmaki Makaurau with specialists

9am – 5pm Saturday 10th July 2021 9am – 2.45pm Sunday 11th July 2021

Group Zoom session with Kiri 25th September 10am – 2pm

Group zoom session with Kiri 23rd October 10am – 11am Trade event November 2021 will be built together

Image David k Shields, Model Talea Tatupu

Link to Application

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