Whakanuia! Celebrating Māori writers

  There have been many wonderful achievements in the Māori literature space this month. Whakamihia ki ngā kaituhi Māori!   Congratulations to the following writers for successfully gaining a residency at the Michael King Writer’s Centre in 2023: Jacquie McRae (Tainui) Amber Esau (Ngāpuhi) Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi me Ngaati Raukawa, Tainui/Waikato, […]

Author Spotlight Q&A: Ariana Tikao

  Ariana Tikao is a writer, poet, singer, composer, taonga puoro practitioner and New Zealand Arts Laureate. She writes waiata exploring themes relating to her Kāi Tahu identity and mana wahine. Her music has featured on television, film, theatre, dance, and in online videos. Her first book ‘Mokorua’, explores her journey to reveal her moko […]

Author Spotlight Q&A: Tayi Tibble

Photo credit: Jane Ussher   Tayi Tibble (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou) is a writer, a 90’s baby and a fashion icon living in Wellington. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Te Herenga Waka, where she was the recipient of the Adam Foundation Prize. Her first […]