MEDIA RELEASE20 September 2019 The winners of the Pikihuia Awards for short stories were announced on Saturday at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. On a wet Wellington afternoon whānau, friends and supporters of Māori literature and arts came together to celebrate and acknowledge the success of 23 Māori writers. The judges had the important job of […]

26 June 2019 The Māori Literature Trust is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards. The judges were impressed with the diversity of the stories and great confidence in the writing. ‘The stories from the First-time Writers in English varied in topic, pace and characters – from colonisation to tūrangawaewae, poverty to […]

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I’m not a nautical person but that never stopped me taking to the sea. When I was a kid my stepfather had one of those tin boats that sat so low in the water the waves used to slosh over the side and mix together with the guts and blood of the fish, tainting the […]

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