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E aku nui, e aku rahi, e te hākerekere tēnā tātou katoa.  Tēnā tātou i o tātou mate tāruru nui e hinga ake nei. Tērā rātou kua riro ki te kāpunipunitanga o ngā wairua, ki tua o pae, ā mahue iho ko tātou e ita nei ki ngā whakaakoranga a rātou mā.  Heoi rā, ngā mate, waiho i runga i te kōrero rā, ko te hunga mate ki te hunga mate, ko tātou ngā kanohi ora ki a tātou.  Mauriora ki a tātou katoa!


Latest Funding Results


The latest results and funding decisions will be regularly updated and available on our Te Māngai Pāho website.  Results will also be inserted into each newsletter following a funding round.  

Access to the database with all Te Māngai Pāho funding decisions can be found on our website through the following link: Search Funding Results


Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards


The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards were held at Auckland's Spark Arena last week and featured international singing sensation, Lorde who took home 6 Tūī awards for Best Solo Artist, Best Pop Artist, Single of the Year (Green Light), Album of the Year Award (Melodrama), the International Achievement Award 2 and the People's Choice Award which was presented by Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.  Singer Sharon O'Neil was honoured with the Legacy Award and singer/songwriter Opetaia Foa'i received the International Achievement Award.  Foa'i has been creating Polynesian music for more than 20 years and collaborated with acclaimed American composer Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Moana soundtrack.

Te Māngai Pāho extend a special congratulations to singer Teeks aka Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi who picked up the Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist of the year award. Teeks, of Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Ranginui - performed his soul riveting hit Never Be Apart earlier in the evening and upon receiving his award delivered an acceptance speech entirely in te reo Māori.  Ka mau te wehi!

Other artists who also received awards: 
Best Soul & RnB Artist - Ladi6 | Highest Selling Album - The Koi Boys | Highest Selling Single - Kings for Don't Worry Bout It | Radio Record Airplay - Kings for Don't Worry Bout It | Best Hip Hop Artist, Best Group - SWIDT | Best Roots Artist - Israel Starr | Best Rock Artist - Devilskin | Best Alternative Artist, Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Aldous Harding | Best Worship Artist - Curate Music | Best Classical Award - NZTrio | Best Electronic Artist - Truth

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!

 Te Māngai Pāho Board members Kirikowhai Mikaere, Vanessa Clark, Brian Morris, Hinewehi Mohi and CEO, Larry Parr with partners & friends attending the 2017 NZ Music Awards


Rob Ruha receives Arts Foundation Laureate Award


Haka Soul Composer and Musician Rob Ruha was presented with the Arts Foundation Laureate award at the 2017 NZ Arts Awards ceremony in Auckland. Moana Maniapoto, Hareruia Aperahama and Whirimako Black are just some of the other well-known Māori artists in the industry who have also received this award in the past.  

In recent times Rob Ruha has been busy touring and working around the clock on numerous projects including compositions and translations for the music soundtrack to Disney’s feature film “Moana – Te Reo".  Rob recognises some of his biggest career highlights as performing for his iwi and rōpū kapahaka – Te Whānau a Apanui and takes great pride in mentoring and supporting youth in the New Zealand Music Industry.  Rob is an advocate for social, political and environmental justice and uses his profile through the music medium to stand as a voice against matters of oppression. 

Rob Ruha’s upcoming album “Survivance” which speaks on themes of justice is due for release at the end of November.  

Te Māngai Pāho wish to congratulate and commend Rob Ruha for his continuous efforts and achievements in music.  Kikino kē!  


Māori Television Service - New CEO Appointment


Keith Ikin (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura, NgāPuhi and Whanganui) has been appointed to lead the Māori Television Service as the new Chief Executive Officer after overseeing the organisation for 6 months as Chief Operating Officer.   
Prior to his appointment Mr Ikin has held a roles as a Director for the Māori Land Service, Director of Māori Development at Landcare Research, Acting Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive at Waiariki Institute of Technology.  Mr Ikin also has roles as Deputy Chair for Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and Maniapoto Fish Trust but will step down from both roles. 
Keith Ikin took up his role on the 6th of November. 
Te Māngai Pāho look forward to working collaboratively with Mr Ikin and Māori Television to improve the contribution of Māori broadcasting to the the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

Ko te reo te take!


Moana - Te Reo Soundtrack


The highly anticipated soundtrack of Disney’s feature film Moana – Te Reo is now available on Spotify and other streaming services.  The album contains compositions of all the hits from the original, including ‘Tukuna Au’ (How Far I’ll Go) and ‘Mihi Mai Rā (You’re Welcome).  Featured artists include Jaedyn Randell who voices main character Moana in the film, popular figure Jermaine Clement and Tawaroa Kawana. 
You can find the new soundtrack here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4xVWvKBh1TQRDbFbm0ID0E 


Ngā Kupu Ora Awards


The 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Awards event was held at Te Papa Museum in Wellington during the month.  This is an occasion to celebrate Māori books and Journalism and is hosted by Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa - Massey University of New Zealand.

The winners in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Book Awards: 
Te Reo Māori | Te Mauri o te Whare, by Agnes McFarland rāua ko Taiarahia Black, NZCER Press
Non-fiction | Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, research and practice, edited by Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan, NZCER Press
Non-fiction politics | New treaty, New Tradition: Reconciling New Zealand and Māori Law, by Carwyn Jones, Victoria University Press
Biography/History | In Dark Places: The confessions of Teina Pora and an ex-cop's fight for justice, by Michael Bennett, Paul Little Books
Art | A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngāti Porou Carving, 1830-1930, by Ngarino Ellis, with new photography by Natalie Robertson, Auckland University Press
Creative Writing | Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā, edited by Brian Bargh and Robyn Bargh, Huia Publishers

The winners in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Journalist of the Year Awards:
English Category | Renee Kahukura-Iosefa
Te Reo Category | Maiki Sherman

A special honour went to Wena Harawira who received Te Tohu a Tanara Whairiri Kitawhiti Ngata - Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!


Renee Kahukura-Iosefa, Ripeka Timutimu, Maiki Sherman, Wena Harawira, Heeni Brown and Oriini Kaipara.


Ngā Whiringa Toa - Finalists for Ngā Tohu Reo Māori


The National Māori Language Awards will be held in Wellington on the 24th of November this year.  The event celebrates excellence and commitment to te reo Māori from individuals, groups and organisations throughout the motu.  The finalists for this years awards are:

Mahi Toi me te Whakangahau | Arts / Entertainment
Tuwharetoa FM: Tūwharetoa FM Quartet
Waahuu Creations: Taakitimu KARANGA Music Tour
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa

Pāpāhotanga | Broadcasting / Media
Māori Television: Pūmanawa Tāngata
Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua me Ngā Taonga Kōrero: Te Pūtaketanga o Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Maui Television Productions: PĀIA
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Te Māngai Pāho

Pakihi | Business
Kiwa Digital
Tauhoko (Trade Me)
Fletcher Construction Company and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Mātauranga | Education
Kiwa Digital
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Te Kura: Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Ministry of Education  

Kāwanatanga | Government
South Waikato District Libraries
Watercare Services
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Te Puni Kōkiri

Takitahi | Individual
Jeremy Tātere MacLeod
Hiwi and Patricia Tauroa
Paraone Gloyne
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Creative NZ

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week
Kensington Swan
Wackrow Williams and Davies Limited
Radio New Zealand
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Māori Television

Rangatahi | Youth
Maui Television Productions
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust
Te Reo Wainene o Tua
Kaitautoko | Sponsor – Vodafone

You can follow the livestream of the event at the following link: Ngā Tohu Reo Māori - Livestream






New Zealand Television Awards


The New Zealand Television Awards Ceremony will be held on the 30th of November at SkyCity, Auckland where the winner’s for close to 26 categories will be announced.  Congratulations to all the nominees in the following categories: 

New Zealand On Air Best Web Series | Amy Street, Viv Kernick, Kirsty Griffin & Gaylene Preston Bella Pacific Media (amystreet.net, online) | Friday Night Bites Maha Albadrawi, Roseanne Liang, JJ Fong, Perlina Lau, Ally Xue & Kerry Warkia, Flat3 Productions (TVNZ On Demand, YouTube) | Loading Docs Notable Pictures (loadingdocs.net, TVNZ On Demand, Vimeo).

Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Programme | Waka Huia, Megan Douglas, Ngahuia Wade & Mana Epiha, Scottie Productions (TVNZ1) | Kiingitanga – Behind the Throne Enter the Dragon (Maori Television) | The Hui Annabelle Lee, Adrian Stevanon & Mihingarangi Forbes, Great Southern Film and Television (Three). 

Best Pasifika Programme | Fresh, Tikilounge Productions (TVNZ2) | #TalesOfTime – The Coconet TV, Tuki Laumea & Lisa Taouma, Tikilounge Productions (thecoconet.tv) | Tagata Pasifika, Stephen Stehlin, Ngaire Fuata & John Utanga Sunpix (TVNZ1).

Best Current Affairs Programme | The Hui, Annabelle Lee, Adrian Stevanon & Mihingarangi Forbes, Great Southern Film and Television (Three) | The Politician, The Police and The Payout, 20 June 2017, Melanie Reid, Mark Jennings, Paul Enticott & Tim Murphy, newsroom.co.nz | Private Business, Public Failure: Inside Our Prisons Paula Penfold, Eugene Bingham, Toby Longbottom, Phil Johnson & Suyeon Son, stuff.co.nz.

Best News Coverage | Port Hills Fires, Newshub Team, Three | NZ Herald, Te Kāea News, Māori Television | US Election Night, Newshub Team, Three | Kaikoura Earthquake, Newshub Team, Three.

Best Lifestyle Programme | Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty, Bettina Hollings, Imagination Television (TVNZ1) | Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails – Series 2, Megan Douglas & Anna Marbrook, Scottie Productions (Māori Television) | Karena & Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy, Darryl McEwen, Imagination Television (TVNZ1).

Best Reality Series | Dare to Dream, Neil Stichbury, Patrick McAteer, Perry Bradley & Tim Sisarich, Film Construction (TVNZ On Demand) | Songs from the Inside III Christchurch Julian Arahanga & Maramena Roderick, Awa Films (Maori Television) | Sidewalk Karaoke, Bailey Mackey & Jonathon Ulrich, Pango Productions (Maori Television). 

Planet Fun Best Children’s Programme | Terry Teo, Luke Sharpe & Gerard Johnstone, Semi-Professional Pictures (TVNZ2) | Nia’s Extra Ordinary Life 2, Kerry Warkia, Kiel McNaughton & Jared Kahi, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions (Maori Television) | Smokefree Rockquest 2016, Mikee Carpinter & Warren Green, Commotion (Three). 

A full list can be found at the following link: Finalists 2017 - NZTV Awards




Vodafone to launch Internet TV Channel


Vodafone has announced that it will launch a TV service which brings together Sky TV, free to air and a range of on-line and app-based entertainment services including Netflix, together in one set top box system. The service will not require a satellite but will only be available on plans which are currently not available nationwide. The service will offer unlimited broadband and Sky Basic but customers will need a separate Netflix subscription and will also need to pay for premium content on Sky Sport, SoHo, and Sky movies.  Confirmed costings and a launch date have not yet been confirmed.


Two Awards for Pipi Mā Creators


Pipi Mā creators Kristin Ross and Hohepa Tuahine received two awards during the month of October. Their business, which makes the popular reo speaking and singing dolls, won the People's Choice Award at the New Zealand Innovation Awards in Auckland. It follows their Innovation Business Award at the 2017 Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards earlier in the month.

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