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In looking for a subject for her award-winning photography , Kahu Kutia turned to her heritage. Kahu, last year's head girl and duc at Trident High School, received an outstanding scholarship and the 2014 New Zealand Top Subject Scholarship Award for...

The religious movement founded by Maori prophet Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki is exploring how it can entice followers back to church and increase the expertise of its tohunga (ministers). About 30 Ringatu followers and tohunga went to a wananga at the University of Waikato over the weekend, where falling church attendance and the abilities of the clergy of tohunga were examined. A guest speaker at the hui, Pou Temara, said follwoers...

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 12 January 2015 Iti - A collaboration between Tame Iti, the high profile Tuhoe Maori activist and artist, and Birgit Krippner, Austrian born Wellington based photographer. {Suite} in Wellington is pleased to present Tame Iti and Birgit Krippner's collaborative exhibition "Iti", comprising Krippner's photographers, and oil on canvas and sculptural works by Tame Iti. Key to the exhibition...

Over 500 people gathered today on Ngāhina Marae in Ruatoki to farewell a much loved educationalist and musician.  Te Rurehe John Rangihau died last Friday night after being taken to Rotorua Hospital. It was a gathering that drew multitudes of people who came to pay their respects to Te Rurehe John Rangihau, affectionately known as 'Boy'.  “Like the white heron's flight, someone of his ilk is a rarity, and we have...

In a show of solidarity for his fellow candidates and to promote well-being, Maori Party list MP Tame Iti is leading a cycle relay from Ruatoki to Auckland. The Tame Tu! Tame Ora! cycle tour cycle tour started yesterday at Mr Iti's home near Te Rewarewa Marae and continued as far as...

Ruatoki movie screens today

3 September 2014

"Ow What!" is a classis Maori-English slang phrase and one that''s heard a lot in the Eastern Bay. Freelance film producer-director Mike Jonathan has taken the phrase, commonly voiced by Maori children and adults alike, and used it as the title of his laters film, shot in...

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