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NGĀ TOHU TOI MO NGA URI IWI
O TE ROHE O TAURANGA MOANA
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 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.
13 JULY 2023
UNVERSITY OF WAIKATO TAURANGA CAMPUS
Entrance from Durham Lane, Access Map
Nga Tohu Toi 2022
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 Awards Evening on 13 July 2023.
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
NGĀ TOHU TOI | AWARDS 2023
Nominations now CLOSED
1. Nominees or Applicants whakapapa to Tauranga Moana
2. Have they made a significant contribution nationally or internationally in their respective discipline
3. Does their practice creatively celebrate and express Te Ao Māori and the stories of mana whenua
Monday, 3rd April 2023
Nominations are open, Nga Tohu Toi 2023 Nominations Form and fill out the nomination form
Monday, 29 May 2023 11.59pm
Panel to meet and decide on finalists
13th July 2023
Ngā Tohu Toi Awards night held at University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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