NGĀ TOHU TOI MO NGA URI IWI
O TE ROHE O TAURANGA MOANA
2022

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Whaia te pae tawhiti kia tata, Whaia te Pae tata, Whakamaua kia u, kia tina
Reach for the horizon, for the stars, to bring them close and to hold them tight


Welcome to our Inaugural Annual Art Awards for Tribal Descendants of the Tauranga Moana Region - we hope you will join us in honouring the significant achievements of a remarkable group of achievers that are deserving of acclamation.

We present you to a night of excellence, entertainment and community with a creative lineup of international calibre as we bestow these Awards.

24 JUNE 2022
UNVERSITY OF WAIKATO TAURANGA CAMPUS
5.30PM TO 9.30PM

Entrance from Durham Lane, Access Map

 
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Te Tuhi Mareikura is proud to be supporting a team of Community Creative Arts and Māori Development agencies to establish an annual celebration of esteemed creative achievers of ngā uri iwi o Tauranga Moana with a celebratory Inaugural Awards Evening on 24th June 2022 - Aotearoa’s first official public holiday marking Matariki, the Māori New Year.

According to chairperson Julie Paama-Pengelly “creatives from this rohe have quietly been leading the charge to transform our visual experience of our stories and practices in ways that have gained national and international recognition. It is timely that we align these ‘stars’ within our psyche and honour them for our generations to come, and when better than our national Matariki holiday, to set our future aspirations”. Ngā Tohu Toi mo nga uri iwi o te rohe o Tauranga Moana is setting the bar high, for our future creatives to aspire to.

Te Tuhi Mareikura since 2015, has been dedicated to increasing the opportunities for Māori visual stories to feature prominently in our region, by advocating and leading education initiatives for artists and audiences. A strong team of arts advocates and agencies have aligned to support an exciting showcase evening of our local creative talent with monetary awards and trophies presented by major regional supporters and sponsors. 

Hosted at the stunning University of Waikato, Tauranga campus it will be an evening of celebration and entertainment.

HE TĀTAI WHETŪ KI TE RANGI, KO TĀ TĀTOU TOHUNGA TANGATA KI TAWHITI
LIKE THE MYRIAD OF STARS IN THE HEAVENS, SO OUR ARTISTS HAVE SPREAD FAR

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NGĀ TOHU  |  AWARDS 2022

Whaia te pae tawhiti kia tata, Whaia te Pae tata, Whakamaua kia u, kia tina
Reach for the horizon, for the stars, to bring them close and to hold them tight

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Jack Thatcher Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkenga
Puke tirotiro whetū o Tauranga Moana |  Icon Award: Customary Knowledge Systems
Sponsored by Tauranga City Council


Clive Fugill Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Tainui, Ngāti Raukawa
Te Kete Aronui o Tauranga Moana |  Icon Award: Art Education
Sponsored by Tauranga City Council

Linda Munn Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngā Potiki, Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tahu / Kāi Tahu
Ngā Puna waihanga mimiti kore o Tauranga Moana |  Icon Award: Enduring Artistic Contribution
Sponsored by Tauranga City Council

Stan Walker Ngāi Te Rangi, Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Te Auahatanga o te wā ki Tauranga Moana |  Creative of the Year
Sponsored by Stuff NZ


Nigel Borell Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea
Mahi Auaha Kauanuanu o Tauranga Moana |  Iconic Creative Project Sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Creative Industries

Shona Tawhiao Ngāi Te Rangi, Whakatōhea, Te Whanau Āpanui
Arataki Tauranga Moana ki te Ao |  Leadership International
Sponsored by Eqalis


Mr G, Graeme Hoete Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Awa
Arataki Reo Rōreka o Tauranga Moana |  Leadership Visual Arts 
Sponsored by Tauranga Boys College: Arts Council Trust


Chelsea Winstanley Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi
Arataki Kiriata o Tauranga Moana |  Leadership Film
Sponsored by Holland Beckett


Ria Hall Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga
Arataki Toi Ataata o Tauranga Moana |  Leadership Music
Sponsored by Art Body Creative Studio

Puawai Cairns Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi
Arataki Rangahau o Tauranga Moana |  Leadership Research 
Sponsored by Supercut Projects


Tyrone Ohia Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāi Te Rangi
Te Uta ki Ngā Ahumahi Auaha mihi mai i Tauranga Moana |  Contribution to Creative Industries
Sponsored by Creative Bay of Plenty

Te Kahu Rolleston Ngāi Te Rangi
Te Uta ki Ngā Taiohi o Tauranga Moana |  Contribution to Youth
Sponsored by Harris Tate Lawyers

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsors and patrons are invited to join Te Tuhi Mareikura in enabling these awards, to honour and celebrate Māori excellence and significant contribution to the arts. These awards specifically recognise Māori that hold whakapapa to Tauranga Moana and therefore have a part to play in our regional identity. Each award winner is well deserved and widely acclaimed, and we are extremely excited to acknowledge them as our own.

Here is a unique opportunity to leverage sponsorship for the specific benefit of our community and to tell your networks, clients and whānau that you have enabled a cluster of Māori creatives to shine bright, their stories spread far and yours with them, as we celebrate their success on this special occasion.

To register your interest as a sponsor for 2023, please contact Attn: Ayesha at info@tetuhimareikura.org

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