Issue date: 
Friday, 8 September 2017

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Kia tū, kia oho, kia mataara ki a tātou te hunga waihanga kiriata Māori.

Nau mai, piki mai ki tā tātou hui kōkiri i ngā kaupapa here Māori a Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga.

Last month Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga the New Zealand Film Commission held engagement hui at Tamatekapua Marae (Rotorua), Toi Tū (Auckland) and Tapu Te Ranga Marae (Wellington). We are pleased to now have a confirmed date to engage with Te Waipounamu based filmmakers. 

With the assistance of external consultants, an NZFC internal group has been working on an overview for a strategy to support Māori in film. Over the past year we have identified three key areas for exploration and development: capacity, representation and consultation.

We want to further develop this strategy, in partnership with the Māori film industry to encourage, enable and embrace Māori aspirations within the sector. The strategy aims to partner with Māori in front and behind the camera, to support the development of new and emerging Māori talent and to address under-represented Māori voices.

We warmly welcome Māori filmmakers, storytellers and community members from Te Waipounamu who would like to help us explore the development of an NZFC Māori strategy.

CEO Dave Gibson and NZFC staff will attend.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi
- With your contribution and our contribution, our community will flourish.

Time:   1 – 3pm
Venue:  To be confirmed
RSVP:   by Friday 15 September

Travel assistance is available for attendees based outside Canterbury.

Please register your interest in attending by clicking on this link.

For further information or questions please contact Fran Carney on 04 382 7688 or

Last updated: 
Friday, 8 September 2017