Pitopito Kōrero

Media Release: Pikihuia Awards 2019 – now open!

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!

Part of the Bargain: the Right to Write

A few months ago, I was commissioned to write a review of an exhibition at my local art gallery. The kaupapa was women’s suffrage through whakaaro Māori (a Māori lens). It was titled 'Māreikura'.  Mareikura (verb) nobly born female.(noun) an order of female supernatural beings corresponding to the male whatukura. I was both excited by and apprehensive about … Continue reading Part of the Bargain: the Right to Write