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Toi Maori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Maori art. We promote the uniqueness, quality and cultural expression of Maori art.

Toi Maori is a charitable trust that represents 10 national artform committees covering the visual, performing and literary arts.
We annually produce a wide range of events and activities that includes festivals, exhibitions, performances, publications and workshops that relate to a wide spectrum of Maori artforms.


Permanent Staff based in Wellington

  • Garry Nicholas (General Manager)
  • Tamahou Temara (Operations Manager)
  • Mayet Regala (Business Services Manager)
  • Ananda Gotty (Business Services Officer)
  • Ren Tabios (Business Services Assistant)
  • Deborah Pathak (Operations Assistant)
  • Crystal Sciascia (Operations Assistant)

Toi Maori Aotearoa Board of Trustees

  • Waana Davis QSO (Chairperson)
  • Trevor Maxwell (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Colleen Urlich
  • Derek Lardelli
  • Mark Kopua
  • Robert Gabel
  • Wena Tait


  • Dr Hirini Moko Mead (Foundation Chairperson)

Toi Maori Aotearoa Management Team

  • Garry Nicholas, General Manager (Chairperson)
  • Joe Harawira, He Awhi Tikanga
  • Robert Gabel, Nga Waka Federation
  • Ngahiwi Apanui, Puatatangi
  • Mark Kopua, Runanga Whakairo
  • Ngatai Taepa, Te Atinga
  • James George, Te Ha
  • Wena Tait, Nga Pou Kaituhi Maori
  • Stephen Bradshaw, Te Ope o Rehua
  • Tina Wirihana, Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa
  • Derek Lardelli, Te Uhi A Mataora

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Toi Maori brochure (PDF - 1.33MB)
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