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Musician And Te Reo Māori Advocate Launches EP For Tamariki

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 11:32 am | Maia Studio

Aotearoa musician Codi Wehi-Ngatai has released a new Te Reo Māori EP ‘Tahi’ under the artist name ‘Kia Whanake’, which means to grow or develop. The EP is tailored to support the learning of Te Reo Māori, filling a critical gap in educational ... More >>

Te Hau Kōmaru National Waka Hourua Festival Opens In Kaiteretere, Welcoming Largest Waka Fleet In Centuries

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 6:29 pm | Maia Studio

Hundreds of spectators gathered at dawn in Kaiteretere to witness the event, many experiencing the awe-inspiring sight of waka hourua for the first time. More >>

Te Hau Kōmaru National Waka Hourua Festival Heads To South Island

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:20 pm | Maia Studio

Waka hourua will head to Kaiteretere harbour in April next year as part of a festival to protect the continued legacy of kaupapa waka in Aotearoa and reconnect local iwi with waka hourua. The bi-annual Te Hau Kōmaru National Waka Hourua festival will ... More >>

Free Online Sand-art Series To Build Confidence In Te Reo Māori Learners

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 10:36 am | Maia Studio

Te Onekura, a free online educational series, has been released to support ākonga at all levels of their reo journey. Translated as "The School in the Sand," Te Onekura is an innovative resource that combines the ancient wisdom of oneone (sand) ... More >>

Revered Māori Artists Announced In Final M9 Speaker Lineup

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9:36 am | Maia Studio

The final speaker lineup for M9, the ground-breaking Māori oratory and performance event, has been announced. Veranoa Hetet, Hohepa (The HORI) Thompson, Sian Montgomery-Neutze and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr will appear at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre on 6 July 2023 for ... More >>

He Toi Whakairo, He Mana Tangata - M9 Bringing Māori Art Front And Centre This Matariki

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 3:15 pm | Maia Studio

Māori oratory and performance event M9 is returning on its one-year anniversary this Matariki, spotlighting nine powerful Māori voices from the world of toi Māori. Presented by Matai Smith, this instalment of M9: He Toi Whakairo, He Mana Tangata ... More >>

Denzel Returns With Addictive Pop Anthem 'Like I Do'

Monday, 31 October 2022, 11:08 am | Maia Studio

Emerging Samoan/European singer Denzel has released, ‘ Like I Do ’, a pure, addictive pop anthem and the second single for his upcoming debut EP. ‘Like I Do’ follows the success of debut single ‘Perfect’, which featured on the Hot NZ Music ... More >>

Not Just Normalisation, But Celebration: Another Year Of Success For Waiata Anthems

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 10:03 am | Maia Studio

Fifty years since the Māori Language Petition, Waiata Anthems are being celebrated across the motu with over 780,000 collective streams since their release on September 2. The cross-station radio play of waiata has more than doubled since the end of ... More >>

Waiata Anthems Week Returns With A Wero, Industry Legends And 26 New Waiata

Friday, 2 September 2022, 5:50 am | Maia Studio

Continuing the revitalisation of te reo Māori and kicking off Mahuru Māori, twenty-six new waiata were released today ahead of Waiata Anthems Week (Sept 5-11). From newcomers Coterie, to NZ legend Tim Finn, artists span the full spectrum of musical genres, ... More >>

Reo Champions Then And Now: Waiata Anthems 2022 Honours 50 Years Since Māori Language Petition

Monday, 8 August 2022, 5:34 pm | Maia Studio

Fifty years after the Māori Language Petition with 30,000 signatures calling for active recognition of te reo Māori was presented to Parliament, Waiata Anthems Week returns to honour the pioneers who lit the spark to revitalise te reo Māori. This ... More >>

#HīkoiTo100 Music Festival Leads The Country Out Of Omicron

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:55 am | Maia Studio

Upwards of 3500 people are expected to attend the #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival in Awanui on Saturday 21 May in what will be the first large scale music festival to be held in Aotearoa since the Omicron outbreak. The festival celebrates the success ... More >>

NZ RnB Upcomer Jackson Owens Drops Debut EP, ‘For The Better’

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:26 am | Maia Studio

Including hit tracks ‘Better With You’ and ‘Can’t Make It Right’, soul and R&B upcomer Jackson Owens (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu) has released his long-awaited debut EP, ‘For The Better’. With over ... More >>




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