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Welcome Māori writers

In 2000, we established this charitable trust to deliver programmes that promote and foster Māori literature and its place in the literature of the nation. Guided by our own cultural values, we seek to grow Māori writers’ skills, confidence and opportunity. We encourage Māori writers to stand tall as Māori and to support each other and become a strong force within the literary community of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Learn more about

The Pikihuia Awards

The biennial short story writing competition.

Te Papa Tupu

The programme for aspiring Māori writers.