Ranginui Walker

 ‘E kapo ki te whetū, e kapo ki te marama,
e kapo ki te ata o tō raukura, ka riro ki paerau ki tō te huinga o te kahurangi ka oti atu koutou e.’
E te tōtara haemata o te wao, e te kākā tarahae o te motu,
e te manu hononga o te pae e te Ahorangi e Ranginui,
kua tānuku te tihi o Tauwhare o Rangitoto,
e ka tānuku koā te toka i te moana i te tokatū moana
a ki ngā tai ki ngā ngaru, ā ki ngā hau,
haere, haere, haere atu rā.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 83 year old Dr Ranginui Walker.

A fearless advocate of Māori rights and the Treaty of Waitangi he challenged the status quo with clear and critical thinking.

He made Pākeha New Zealanders question themselves, their attitudes, their institutions and the government.  But he also made Māori question their own acceptance and compliance with institutional racism.

From Whakatohea Ranginui Walker was an educator, a historian and a social commentator.  His column in the NZ Listener were later published as part of the book Ka Whaiwhai Tonu Matou: Struggle Without End.  This book should be required reading for all New Zealanders.

He was secretary and later chairman of the Auckland District Māori Council.  In 2003 he  was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal.

The Nga Tamatoa movement grew out of a young Māori leaders conference he organised.

In 2001, Ranginui Walker was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

He remained a commentator and keen critic throughout his life giving of his time freely, particularly to Māori reporters, providing insight and commentary on issues, events and politics which impacted on Māori society.

Moe mai e te Rangatira. Okioki i roto i te rangimarie.

Maoriland 2016 poster

 

 

 

 

 

A must see and do for all in the screen industry.  Māoriland Film Festival 23-27th March 2016 in Ōtaki with an impressive lineup of films and film-makers from all over the world.

 

 

 

Hinewehi Mohi - WIFT 2016

 

Hinewehi Mohi (Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngai Tūhoe) was named Te Puni Kōkiri Te Reo Māori Champion Award at WIFT NZ 2016.
The award honours a production company or individual whose work makes a significant contribution to the increased use and knowledge of Te Reo Maori.
Hinewehi Mohi  has promoted te reo Māori in all her work – as a singer, a producer and presenter, and as an advocate for the disabled.  With her husband George Bradfield (Ngāti Rangihui) she has produced through Raukatauri Productions te reo Māori and tīkanga television programmes from kapa haka, to traditional waiata, to documentaries, reality and youth programmes. Desray Armstrong won the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award at WIFT NZ 2016.

Desray Armstrong – Producer – for strategic transitioning from short films to features with a solid bedrock of experience and a high level of professionalism.

Desray Armstrong WIFT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desray Armstrong won the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award at WIFT NZ 2016.

Desray Armstrong – Producer – for strategic transitioning from short films to features with a solid bedrock of experience and a high level of professionalism.

Desray Armstrong has a diverse slate of credits. Aside from producing acclaimed shorts (Ellen is Leaving,Meathead) and documentaries (Māori TV musical instrument series Haumanu), she has also production managed on Hollywood shoots down under (Z for Zachariah, Slow West) and NZ TV (from drama seriesHarry, pacifist docudrama Field Punishment No. 1, to Mereta Mita’s abuse doco Saving Grace, Te Whakarauora Tangata).

Keep 7th -9th October free.  It’s Ngā Aho Whakaari’s 20th birthday and biennial Conference at AUT.

Details are coming we are in planning mode with exciting guests representing the best of the world’s screen industry, promoting Māori works and supporting workers across the spectrum.

In the pipeline are the pitching competition, ‘hands-on’ technical workshops,master classes introducing new technology, ‘must-know-information’ sessions as well as great films.

Plus Ngā Aho Whakaari are introducing the glittering Māori Media Ball with awards to recognise the great and the best in the Māori screen industry.   More soon……

 

BARRY BARCLAY (1944-2008) Ngati Apa 2004 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Film Director/Writer
BARRY BARCLAY (1944-2008)
Ngati Apa
2004 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate
Film Director/Writer

Forthcoming Hui: Our Own Image:
The Legacies of Maori Filmmaking in Aotearoa

Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai

A two day hui (Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April 2016) will be held at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland to explore and celebrate the legacy of our early Maori filmmakers, specifically three major figures: Barry Barclay, Merata Mita and Don Selwyn.

The hui is free and is open to whanau, filmmakers, academics, students and anyone interested in Maori media. Depending on the response we may have to limit numbers.

 

Workshops/Master Classes – latest technologies or ‘Contracting- mind your business’, or Digital productions, or Health & Safety?

Ngā Aho Whakaari are planning workshops & master classes for 2016 & 2017.  We want to bring our members workshops and information to upskill, or learn about developments in our ever changing industries.

What is important to you?  What workshop or class do you want/need? The best two suggestions will each be rewarded with a bottle of wine!

Workshop Suggestions

Nā Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga te pūtea tautoko hoki.

Nā Te Māngai Pāho te pūtea tautoko.

Nā Te Kaitiaki Pūtea o Tamaki o Tai Tokerau te pūtea tautoko hoki.