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Māori Screen Awards presented

Ngā Aho Whakaari honoured Derek Fox with Te Pou Ihiihi Te Puni Kōkiri award for contribution to Te Reo Māori & the development of the Māori screen industry.
The inaugural Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori Screen Awards were presented on Saturday night at a Gala Ball at Auckland’s Stamford Plaza Hotel.

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The inaugural Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori Screen Awards were presented on Saturday night at a Gala Ball at Auckland’s Stamford Plaza Hotel.

In celebration of 20 years of advocacy, professional development and capacity-building, Ngā Aho Whakaari, the Māori screen production organisation, honoured these recipients:

NGĀ AHO WHAKAARI INAUGURAL MĀORI SCREEN INDUSTRY AWARDS

1.  TE POU TAIOREORE New Zealand Film Commission Super Hero
Award for taking Māori film to the universe and beyond.

RECIPIENT:  TAIKA WAITITI

2.  TE POU TAUNAKI NZ ON AIR Award For contribution to capacity building and
bringing in new talent.

RECIPIENT: CINCO CINE 

3.  TE POU AWEAWE SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES Award For Inspirational
Creativity On Screen

RECIPIENT: FRED RENATA

4.  TE POU TAIRANGA TE MĀNGAI PĀHO Pitch Winner 

RECIPIENT: MOEMOEA MOHOAWHENUA

5.  TE POU TŪHOTO MĀORI TELEVISION TREATY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

For his unerring support and discerning ears.

RECIPIENT: DICK READE

6.  TE POU TAKITAKI PARK ROAD POST Post Production Package: 

RECIPIENT: Ngā Aho Whakaari short films project.
 

7.  TE POU TATAU POUNAMU    NZ PEACE FOUNDATION AWARD
For their contribution to peace and aroha.

RECIPIENT: KIM WEBBY & CHRISTINA MILLIGAN & ROGER GRANT - 'THE PRICE OF PEACE'
 

8.   TE POU MAROHI NGĀ AHO WHAKAARI MELISSA WIKAIRE MEMORIAL AWARD - For her tenacity and strength in bringing our
stories to the screen.

RECIPIENT: BRIAR GRACE-SMITH

9.  TE POU IHIIHI TE PUNI KŌKIRI AWARD For Contribution To Te Reo Māori & The Development Of
The Māori Screen Industry

RECIPIENT:  DEREK FOX

The awards ceremony capped off a two-day Hui at Auckland University’s Waipapa Marae, in
which promotion of Te Reo Māori was the issue fundamental to all discussion and
the new structure and strategy for the language, Te Mātāwai, was a hot topic.

The NZ Film Commission announced the 2017 Ramai Hayward Scholarship – a $50,000 fund to
help two Māori women directors develop feature film projects over the coming
year.

NZ On Air presented the NZ Media Fund, its new platform-agnostic funding model, for discussion. Ngā
Aho Whakaari announced its own short film development and funding initiative
and broadcasters’ programme commissioners heard programme pitches for the $5000
prize announced at the awards ceremony.

The Hui and Māori Screen Gala Ball & Awards are sponsored by: NZ Film Commission, Māori
Television Service, Te Māngai Paho,  Te Puni Kōkiri, NZ On Air, Park Road Post, South Pacific Pictures and the NZ  Peace Foundation.

Ngā Aho Whakaari is the national representative body for Māori working in screen production including film,
television, digital and gaming in New Zealand. Members range from actors,
directors and independent production companies to presenters, producers, technicians,
writers and broadcasting students and educators.

Ngā Aho Whakaari means the “strands of many visions” and encapsulates representation of the many Māori who work within the
industry, the diversity of productions and collective aspirations.

 

 

Contact details: 
Sue May, publicist suemay@xtra.co.nz 0274 739 318

Written by

Kiriata Publicity and Distribution

10 Oct 2016

Interests Kiriata Publicity operates as a specialist publicist of films in New Zealand, created and owned by film publicist Sue May.