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Balancing act

Late last year, around 30,000 people voted on Facebook and made Tanemahuta Gray (Ngāi Tahu) the first Māori winner of the AMP People’s Choice Scholarship, which provides funding for turning a dream project into a reality.

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Ross Hemera

Ross has just retired from his position as Professor of Māori Art and Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University and holds the portfolio of Kaiwhakaahua Māori – Director For Māori Development.

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Jennifer Rendall

Since graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts from Canterbury University in 2010 there has been a shift in artist Jennifer Rendall’s painting practice. Jennifer says she has been making…

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Only natural

As he prepares to retire from his role as Professor of Māori Art and Design at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, Ross Hemera tells kaituhi Moerangi Vercoe why ancestral…

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Expecting to fly

The Paemanu rōpū brings together a diverse group of artists dedicated to the development of Ngāi Tahutanga through contemporary visual arts. Kaituhi Matt Philp reports. In 2006, a group of…

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Vallance Reihana Wrathall

Vallance is in his third year at the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki, studying art and design. He aspires to a career in architecture and modern design technologies.

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Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams has been described as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt” which is pretty hard to top. He’s a Lyttelton boy who made waves at 17 fronting acclaimed alt-country band The Unfaithful Ways who were nominated for the Critics Choice award at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards.

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From the editor

Haere rā Harry Evison. It has often been said that although Ngāi Tahu knew for generations that they had been swindled by the Crown, it was historian Harry Evison who was crucial in showing how.

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From the CEO

It is just over two years since I became chief executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and as I begin to prepare for Christmas, I am already thinking about 2015 and beyond.

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