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Taking Māori voices to the world

 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.

Latest news

New Funding Opportunity

Creative New Zealand

The Building Business Capability for Individual Practitioners Fund 2022/23 is now open for applications!

This funding is aimed to help individual artists and arts practitioners develop skills that increase career sustainability and future-proof business practice.

Amount: $5,000 – $10,000

Deadline: 14 October, 2022, 1PM

Our Misson
and Vision

Mission

We foster and promote Māori writers

Vision

E tuhi, taki mai i te ao Māori ki te ao whānui
Taking Māori voices to the world

OUR VALUES

Ngā Uaratanga

Tikanga Māori

We are always guided by our own cultural values, tikanga Māori and mātauranga Māori. We are open to new ideas and innovation – building on the traditions of our tūpuna.

Tū Mai

We encourage Māori writers to stand tall as Māori. We acknowledge that it takes courage to share a story.
We stand beside and advocate for Māori writers.

Whakawhanaungatanga

We create opportunities to strengthen the collective of Māori writers and we nurture relationships with collaborators to build impact.

Whakatupu

We seek to grow Māori writers’ skills, confidence and opportunities. We actively promote Māori writers.

Tino Rangatiratanga

We seek independence and freedom to amplify Māori voices.

Recent Books

A selection of books written by Māori authors who have participated in our Te Papa Tupu writers incubator
and the finalists from the 2021 Pikihuia Short Story competition.

Meet the authors

Latest News

New Funding Opportunity For Writers

About the fund Creative New Zealand funding for individual artists and arts practitioners to develop skills that increase career sustainability and future-proof business practice. Apply here.

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Sarai’s First Blog

My first book was written around 2004. When I was ten years old, we went on a family trip to visit some cousins in America.

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He timotimo noa!

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