TOITU TAIRAWHITI SUMMIT
The Toitu Tairawhiti Summit was held at the Emerald hotel on July 22nd and 23rd.
Guest speakers included Iwi and industry leaders, BHC Laura Clarke, Hon. Shane Jones, John Tamihere, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, Dr. Ganesh Nana and Hon. Eugenie Sage.
Iwi leaders presented the Covid-19 recovery plan including the Rau Tipu Rau Ora strategy, the Marae funding framework, Ako Tairāwhiti programs and the Te Papatipu o Horouta recovery plan.
TE PAPA MATARIKI COLLABORATION
- Rongowhakaata along with Te Papa ran a program dedicated to Matariki from July 13th to 20th.
- There was a karakia by Papa Jeffrey Pohatu, a waiata by Tū te Manawa Maurea and a kōrero on Hāmokorau by Tiopira Rauna.
- The highlight was a live-streamed solo performance by Ngapaki Moetara called Oho Mata Ariki
PRODUCTION CASTING CALL
- Last years production 'All Roads Lead to Ngātapa' was a hit and so we sourced funding to keep it going.
- A casting call was put out to the world and we received many applications from far and wide.
- There were two successful applicants and we are now in the creation process for the next iteration. Watch this space!
KEY AUGUST DATES
09th AUGUST - Hui-a-Iwi - Level 3 Ngā Wai e Rua
21st AUGUST - The RIT Board Hui
28th AUGUST - Rongowhakaata Brand Launch
- Ohako Marae
- Registrations open soon