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 … Continue reading 2019 Pikihuia Awards Finalists Announced
It was January, 2011. I had spent the past decade living in Tokyo and was visiting my mother in Whanganui over the summer. Although Japan has amazing cuisine, arguably the best in the world (Tokyo has the highest number of Michelen starred restaurants), I often craved New Zealand food. On my first day back, Mum … Continue reading You don’t look like a Māori
We're keen to make this website useful, a place you like to come back to and recommend to others. Your feedback is crucial in helping us do better. We want to prioritise what works well and what you'd like to see more of. Take a quick break to complete this 3 minute survey! Complete the … Continue reading Take our website survey and win!
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 … Continue reading Coin Toss
MEDIA RELEASE13 February 2019 Pikihuia Awards 2019 Search for Māori Writers The search is on - the Māori Literature Trust invites Māori writers to submit their short stories for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards. There are six new categories in this year’s awards. Robyn Bargh, Chair of the Māori Literature Trust says, 'We have restructured the … Continue reading Media Release: Pikihuia Awards 2019 – now open!