E tuhi, mai i te ao Māori ki te ao whānui
Taking New Zealand literature with a strong Māori voice to the world

About the Trust / Mō mātou

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. 

He Poutama Tuhituhi

We have adapted the poutama model as a staircase for identifying, developing and publishing Māori writers. 

“I often think that writing is like weaving in the way these different forms of storytelling cross each other, and the strands become woven together”

Patricia Grace


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