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Toi Maori Writers Hui
20 August 2014
Toi Māori Writers Hui Registrations are open! Toi Maori Aotearoa is proud to announce after an extended break that they will be hosting once again a National Maori Writers Hui. This year’s Hui is a chance to meet new members, network, share skills, passions......  View details »
Toi Māori Aotearoa Annual General Meeting 2014
Toi Maori Aotearoa Group and Toi Maori Limited Group Annual General Meetings 2014   We are happy to announce the three trustees appointed were:   ·         Waana Morrell-Davis – reelected......  View details »
Toi Māori Art Market Volunteers 2014
Volunteers are needed for this years Toi Maori Art Market. The event will run from the 13th - 16th of November at the TSB Arena in Wellington. We require enthusiastic and friendly people who are interested in being part of an iconic contemporary Maori art event. Volunteers......  View details »
Celebrating Māori Writersí: Toi Māori Writers Hui 2014
"We are very excited to be having a writers' hui after such an extended break. We'll be able to meet new members, network, share skills and passions and showcase Māori writing talent in all genre. Most of all the hui will give us the chance to tautoko and manaaki each......  View details »
PAO PAO PAO Matariki 2014
We are delighted to announce the participants who will participate in the Pao Pao Pao Matariki 2014 kaupapa. The platform that links emerging and established Māori musicians. This initiative will nurture and develop musicianship and capability in young Māori......  View details »
Derek Lardelli involved in an exchange programme
Toi Māori Media Release Tuesday 8 April 2014   For Immediate Release   Derek Lardelli involved in an exchange programme with the Freda Diesing Northwest Coast School of Indigenous Art, Terrace BC, Canada.   Derek Lardelli, Board Member of Toi......  View details »
PAO PAO PAO 2014 new approach has been done in 3 steps: PAO Te Kune | the conception.   This is the nurturing process with our young emerging Māori Artists. In this process 8 young māori songwriters between the ages of 15-21 have been selected from......  View details »
MAI Programme - First Internship Placement Announced!
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Waka Celebrations for Waitangi 2014
Toi Māori Media Release Friday 31 January 2014 For Immediate Release Waka Celebrations for Waitangi 2014   After successfully hosting the Kōkiri Pūtahi Gathering by the Te Atinga (Contemporary Maori Visual Arts) Committee of Toi Māori and Te......  View details »
Uku Rere Nga Kaihanga Uku & Beyond
In July, UKU RERE exhibition was proudly presented by Pataka Art+Museum and now touring in partnership with Toi Māori, showing ceramics by the five principal members of Nga Kaihanga Uku.  This exhibition is currently touring throughout Aotearoa.   Participating......  View details »
Maori Arts Internship Programme | Host Organisations
Maori Arts Internship Programme 2014 "Developing future leaders within the Maori arts infrastructure"Toi Maori Aotearoa, with support from Creative New Zealand are pleased to running the Maori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme in 2014.The MAI Programme aims to develop future......  View details »
Maori Arts Internships | Applications Now Closed!
MĀORI ARTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2014 “Developing future leaders within Maori arts infrastructure” Toi Māori would like to thank each applicant and host organisation who applied to take part in our programme.   The programme aims to develop......  View details »
New Weavers Committee Members
  The Weavers National Hui took place last weekend, and was a resounding success. Nearly 200 weavers attended the Hui, which was held in Kawerau, Bay of Plenty.    The National Hui is held biennially to provide their members with an opportunity to network and......  View details »
Two traditional waka representatives join Northwest Coast Tribes of the USA and Canada to participate in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journeys
Left: Taituha Mamaku. Captaining Waka Teetee Kura Hinemoana (above). Leader;Mataatua Toroa Waka Taua.  Right: Anaru Irwin on Waikato River training for QueensDiamond Jubilee River Pageant, London 2012 Taituha Mamaku and Anaru Irwin have been selected as Leaders to......  View details »
Weaver to complete residency at Evergreen State and speak at the PAA Conference in Vancouver.
From left to right: Ruth Nicholas, Toni Sadlier & Christina Wirihana outside the Longhouse Education and Cultural Centre, Evergreen State College in August 2012. Christina Wirihana will travel to Washington State, USA in July to take part in a residency at Evergreen State......  View details »
Maori Singer Bound for France
Wellington-based Kāi Tahu singer/songwriter Ariana Tikao is travelling to Laquenexy in the north-east of France at the end of May to perform at the opening festivities for a Māori-themed garden. From there she is travelling to Brittany, in France’s north-west,......  View details »
Toi Māori Aotearoa & Toi Māori Ltd Group Annual General Meetings 2013
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Te Hono ki Aotearoa | Documentary
DVDS are now available!  Please contact Jan Bieringa - ...  View details »
Toi Maori News | Jan - March 2012
MihiTēnā rā koutou e whai nei i te ara toi o tuaukiuki, whāioio ō rātau kua takahi i te riu a Tāne, ā tēnei tātau e whakaemi nei i ngā taonga hei kawenga mō tātau mō tēnei tau. January 2012In January Toi......  View details »
2012 Arts Foundation Awards
$405,000 was distributed between 9 recipients at the Macqaurie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards last night. The recipients were announced at a ceremony at the Cloud in Auckland.  The awards went to: Pip Adam Ruia Aperahama Tony de Latour Rachel......  View details »
Waiata Maori Music Awards
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Waka to set sail to Rapanui today!
  Sacred Waka to Undertake 10,000 Nautical Miles Using the Stars, Moon and Sun   A group of intrepid New Zealanders will soon undertake a perilous journey across the Pacific Ocean in traditional waka hourua (double-hulled sailing canoes), using only the stars, moon,......  View details »
Te Aurere Panui - August 2012
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Arohatia te Reo Waiata
  Arohatia te Reo Waiata   Nau mai, haere mai ki te whakanui nga waiata Maori i Te Wiki o te Reo Maori Te Wharewaka, Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington 7pm – 10pm Friday 27 July 2012 This event is free (Please click on the names of the artists to go to......  View details »
Job Opportunity at Toi Maori!
    Operations Assistant/Graphic DesignToi Maori Aotearoa | Maori Arts New Zealand | 5 Month Fixed Term Contract | Administration - ArtsToi Maori is a charitable trust and represents a collective of Maori artist’s organisations.  It delivers programmes......  View details »
From the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant to the USA Tribal Canoe journeys 2012
    The New Zealand waka taua Te Hono ki Aotearoa was part of 1000 vessels on the River Thames celebrating the Queens 60threign at the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in June which involved a 27 kilometre paddle with 1.3 million people lining the shores of the......  View details »
Māori Music Strategy - Wellington Meeting
  Date:         Tuesday, 17 July 2012 Time:        12.00pm Location:  Nau Mai Room, Te Puni Kokiri, 143 Lambton Quay, Wellington.   At Sounds Aotearoa in New Plymouth in March 2012, a hui of about 30 people met to......  View details »
Volunteers Needed! Pao Pao Pao 2012
Well it’s PAO PAO PAO time again.  This year will be our 10th annual showcase celebrating Māori music and we have changed the format to one day.  The event is going to be at Pipitea Marae and we require volunteers.  This year will have quite a......  View details »
Te Hono Ki Aotearoa on the Thames
Te Hono Ki Aotearoa, the waka taua based in the Netherlands, will be on London's famous River Thames for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Toi Maori has put together a team fit for the job to go over to London. They have been prepping and practising for months. The team will......  View details »
Taryn Beri - Working in Sydney (20-29 June)
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Maori Music Strategy Hui
Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2012Time: 9.30am - 3.30pmLocation:   The Gallery, Level 1, Manukau Civic Building, 31 Manukau Station Rd, Auckland   At Sounds Aotearoa in New Plymouth last month, a hui of about 30 people met to discuss the value of developing a......  View details »
Toi Maori Aotearoa & Toi Maori Ltd Group Annual General Meetings
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Pacific Rim Exhibition, Oregan - Photo Compilation
  Colleen Urlich, Manos Nathan and Gabrielle Belz are in Oregon for the Pacific Rim exhibition.  This project is to maintain relationship with the Pacific Rim artists and to further develop relationships within Oregon, Portland.  Taking Maori Art to the......  View details »
ChameLEON: New Album
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Auckland Maori and Pasifika Playwrights
      Playmarket’s Brown Ink is looking for new and original Maori and Pasifika scripts to take to the workshop floor in Auckland.  Do you have a complete draft of a new play ready and waiting for some attention? Do you know someone who......  View details »
Te Hono ki Aotearoa- The Documentary
Te Hono ki Aotearoa is an 84 min documentary on the commissioning, the making, the launch and the emotional handover of the waka to the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, 2010. The film follows the journey of Te Hono ki Aotearoa as it becomes the waka for Europe. We witness the......  View details »
Māori Music Icon Immortalised in Multimedia Tribute
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 Press Release: Panui PapahoPĀNUI PĀPĀHO / PRESS RELEASE10 PAENGA-WHĀWHĀ / APRIL 2012Māori Music Icon Immortalised in Multimedia Tribute, A new album of music reworking the Māori language masterpieces......  View details »
Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant 2012
      The New Zealand Waka preparations are well under way for the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in London on 3 June (UK time). A crew of 14 has been selected and commences training at the end of March.. Most ofthe crew have previous experience......  View details »
Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition
Now Open for Entries! The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition is now open for entries! The competition celebrates and champions creative writing, nurturing talent and bringing work to international attention.Aesthetica is inviting all writers and poets to submit to the......  View details »
Common Thread Exhibition
  Expressions Gallery's latest exhibition, Common Thread, explores the traditions and history of the woollen blanket with works from contemporary artists. It looks at the original context of the blanket and then turns the focus to the expansion of its use as a material......  View details »
New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012
  The New Zealand International Arts Festival begins this Friday!It will run from the 24 February to 18 March 2012. The 24 extraordinary days will feature 300 arts events in Wellington, New Zealand. The Festival will feature a number of Maori and Pacific content so make......  View details »
New Zealand Maori Art Forms Being Shared with Parisian Communities
    MEDIA RELEASE - From Te Papa Tongarewa, The National Museum of New Zealand In celebration of the successful partnership between Maori communities of New Zealand and the peoples of the French Republic – traditional Māori art practises and customs are......  View details »
A Happy Medium
A Happy Medium   30 November - 23 December     Solander Works on Paper, 218 Willis St. Wellington Ph: (04) 9200913 Gallery open: 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday Saturday 10am to 4pm......  View details »
Caste at Aratoi - The Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
        Artists Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti and Terri Te Tau’s exhibition Caste opens at Aratoi - The Wairarapa Museum of Art and History this November the 4th at 5:30pm (All welcome) This is a collaborative exhibition that explores themes of whakapapa......  View details »
Corban Estate Arts Centre - Summer School 2012
Te Mata Kia Mahi 'To work the Surface' With Alexis Neal (all levels) 16 – 19 January (4 days) Fee: $350 (includes most materials) Develop new skills in print, from a traditional understanding to a contemporary art practice. Over the 4 day workshop students will......  View details »
Artist Residency - de Young Museum, San Francisco
      Artist Residency - de Young Museum, San Francisco   The de Young Museum in San Francisco has been delighted to host one of Aotearoa’s weavers, Glenda Hape, as a part of their Artist in Residency programme. The residency, Glenda Joyce Hape:......  View details »
Tatou tatou e 2
"Tatou tatou e 2" ‘Tātou tātou e’ is a collective of kaiwaiata from Aotearoa NZ and we’re back with Volume 2!  This time we infuse flavours of Reggae, World vibes, Urban beats and R&B as well as adding a dash of new kaiwaiata and......  View details »
Weavers National Hui 2011
  Weavers National Hui, Kawhia 2011 The Weavers National Hui was held this Labour Weekend at Maketu Marae, Kawhia. 215 weavers from around the country gathered over the 3 days to network and share in the progress and developments of Maori weaving......  View details »
New Cloak Book to be launched at the Weavers National Hui
  Treasured traditions on show in beautiful new book   A major new publication from Te Papa Press opens the storeroom doors of the Māori collections held in our national museum, home to the largest collection of kākahu in the......  View details »
Volunteers Needed!
  Volunteers are needed for this years MAORI ART MARKet. The event will run from the 5th - 9th of October at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua.We require enthusiastic and friendly people who are interested in being part of an iconic contemporary Maori art event. Volunteers......  View details »
Leiden Waka Shelter set for Ceremonial Opening on 11 August 2011
  After the highly successful waka taua paddle up the Thames River in London by Toi Maori, Njord Royal Rowing club and Ngati Ranana members and an epic Canoe Journey paddle to Swinomish territory in the Puget Sound USA by Toi Maori members, another exciting project is about......  View details »
From London Canoe Journey to USA Canoe journey 2011
  After the highly successful waka taua paddle up the Thames River in London by Toi Maori, Njord Royal Rowing club and Ngati Ranana members as part of the City of London Festival, another two members from Toi Maori are embarking on an epic Canoe journey paddle to Swinomish......  View details »
Waka Taua on the Thames River for City of London Festival
  Toi Maoris’ waka taua Te Hono ki Aotearoa based at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, Holland was paddled down the Thames River in London on July 2nd as a part of the City of London Festival with the support of the Ministry of Culture and......  View details »
Artists Alliance is Now Calling for Residency Proposals
    In an introductory project, we are reconfiguring our office spaces to offer a 7-week residency (Sept 1 – Oct 23) for an artist to work within our Ponsonby Road based Auckland studios. The relative short term of the residency is designed so an applicant......  View details »
Aratoi Museum of Art & History Friends' Residency
The residency is of one to four week’s duration and worth $NZ1000. It enables NZ visual artists, writers or historians the opportunity to live in a tranquil yet stimulating rural environment with many facilities – such as broadband, an excellent library and a......  View details »
Celebrate Matariki!
Celebrate the Maori New Year by checking out the events close to you....    ...  View details »
Waka Taua destined on Thames River for City of London Festival
Toi Maoris’ waka taua Te Hono ki Aotearoa based at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, Holland has been invited to participate in the City of London Festival on the 1st July 2011 on the Thames River with the support of the Ministry for Culture &......  View details »
PAO PAO PAO! Mō Otautahi | Supporting Christchurch
  Māori Music Artists to play for Otautahi-Christchurch at PAO PAO PAO 2011. Toi Māori Aotearoa* is proud to announce an exciting line-up of Māori musicians to play at PAO PAO PAO 2011 during NZ Music Month.Hosted by Te Hamua Nikora we will be presenting an......  View details »