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E rutu ana te roimata, he pukenga wai hei tuku poroporoaki ki ngā mate e takoto ana i o tātou marae maha.  Ko whaea Ngawini Kuiti tērā, ko matua Nick Tatana tērā, ko whaea Kate Walker tērā hoki. Nō reira, ngā mate o te wā, ngā kāhui wairua kua wehe atu ki te kāinga tūturu o tātou te tangata, haere, e oki atu. Kāti, ka ea te wā ki a rātou.  Tēnei rā te tuku i ngā mihi matakuikui ki a tātou ngā mahuetanga o rātou mā.  Tēnā koutou, oti rā tēnā rā tātou.

As you may expect this is traditionally a busy time of the year for Te Māngai Pāho along with most other Crown agencies. With the 30 June looming we all have an eye on budgets for the current financial year. Are we going to meet all of our targets without overspending? At the same time, we're working with our respective Ministers to agree targets and budgets for the new financial year. For Te Māngai Pāho this year is particularly challenging as we seek to digest and incorporate into our planning documents for the new financial year the fruits of He Ara Whakamua, the series of wānanga the sector has participated in over the last twelve months. We hope that you will be pleased with our efforts.

Over the next two or three weeks we expect to support the sector with its release of He Mahere Whakapuaki Reo (2018 - 2021), the new Māori media strategy that has been co-designed by the sector, and the creation of Te Pae Tawhiti, a forum for ensuring effective sector engagement in the development, evolution and monitoring of strategies for improving our contribution to the revitalisation of te reo Māori. Watch this space.

Kia tau te mauri! 

Television Programme RFP Round One

The RFP for the first round of funding of Television Programmes is now available on the Te Māngai Pāho website.  To apply in this round, please ensure that you have registered at Te Pūahatanga.  The closing deadline for the round is 5.00pm, 15 June 2018.  You can access the RFP link here: RFP Television Programme

Notification of Board decisions will be Friday the 13th July, 2018.  

Toni Huata Album and Music Videos Release

Ngāti Kahungunu songstress and musician Toni Huata announced earlier in the month that her new album Te Rerenga - The Journey, is due for release this year.  Toni will also release five music videos from the album during the year, the first video single AIO will be released on July 5th 2018. 

For album & video launch dates, live performance dates and performance schedule updates, head to the website:  https://www.tonihuata.com/

Wairoa Film Festival

The Wairoa Māori Film Festival will be held 1-4 June 2018.  The 4 day event will take place at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka & the Gaiety Theatre in Wairoa. 
For more information and for ticket purchases, head to the following website: www.kiaora.tv

APRA Silver Scroll Nominations

APRA AMCOS NZ announced on the 10th of May that they are now considering entries for the APRA Silver Scroll, the Maioha Award, SOUNZ Contemporary Award, Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award and Best Original Music in a Series Award.  Entires will close next week Thursday 31st of May. 

APRA also announced that the 2018 Silver Scroll Awards this year will be held at Spark Arena in Auckland. 

For more information, head to their website: http://apraamcos.co.nz/news/2018/may/2018-silver-scroll-awards-entries-open/

E Tū Whānau Song Competition

All entries for the E Tū Whānau competition are to be received by 11 June 2018.  Write an original song that inspires positive change incorporating one or more of the six E Tū Whānau values, ie: Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Whakapapa, Mana/Manaaki, Kōrero Awhi, Tikanga. 

Competition rules can be found on the E Tū Whānau Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/etuwhanau/

Music has the power to move us, to make us laugh or cry, to capture our hearts and minds, and to inspire change. Enter the E Tū Whānau Song Competition 2018 to make a positive difference and to be in to win some great cash prizes!

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