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WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Dates Now Confirmed & Call For Entries Open

Queen's Birthday Weekend

Thursday May 30th to Monday June 3rd 2013
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa District

The Wairoa Maori Film Festival is presented by
Te Roopu Whakaata Maori I Te Wairoa Inc.



All international entries please enter via Withoutabox.

Aotearoa New Zealand entries please use these forms:

WORD Entry Form

PDF Entry Form

Closing Dates:

Early Bird 21 December, 2012

Entries Close 6 February, 2013

Enquiries please email us at maorimovies@gmail.com

Phone 06 837 8854 or 0211434113

Located lovingly between Hawke's Bay and Gisborne Districts, the Wairoa District is large enough to be a Region in it's own right. Mohaka has the stunning railway viaduct, the highest in the southern hemisphere. The historic marae of Raupunga and Mohaka are stunning in their beauty and fascinating in their history, as are also the other 35 marae located in the Wairoa District.

Nestled along the beautiful Wairoa river, the small town of WAIROA is an undiscovered jewel - check out OSLERS and their world-famous meat pies. Then travel along the coast past the precious wetlands of Whakaki to the historical Maori village of NUHAKA. Nuhaka is a name given to the town by the first ancestors who lived in the district after travelling from the ancient Maori home of Hawaiiki. Nuhaka is famous for its Fish and Chips and its historic Nuhaka General Store.

At the heart of Nuhaka is the KAHUNGUNU COMMUNITY MARAE, Ihaka Street, your host for the weekend for the Wairoa Maori and indigenous film festival activities.

Festival organisers are once again planning a laid-back atmosphere to the event, with ample opportunity to sample local sights including MORERE HOT SPRINGS, mineral waters from deep under the Pacific Sea, MAHIA PENINSULA beaches and wave action, and of course nearby GISBORNE with everything that global urban life offers.

JOIN US FOR THE WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL 2012, Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka (June 1st to 4th), Wairoa District, our 7th annual celebration of the best in Maori and indigenous film arts and entertainment.

The township of WAIROA is one hour by car from Gisborne and an hour and a half from Napier and Hastings. The village of NUHAKA is 40 mins by car from Gisborne and two hours by car from Napier and hastings.

There is a small airport in Wairoa, but it has no regular flight service. Daily flights from Auckland and Wellington go to Gisborne and Napier airports, with rental car services available at both locations. For flight bookings to Gisborne, check out the Air New Zealand website www.airnz.co.nz.

Gisborne Airport is our recommended airport if you are planning to attend the Nuhaka events. Nuhaka is an easy day trip from Gisborne, and visitors can look at booking our film & a hot pool package.

The road from Gisborne is less difficult and skirts the Wairoa coastline between Nuhaka and Wairoa township, an easy and flat road to and from the two towns. The road from Napier is more difficult, but includes a scenic journey past Lake Tutira and through the Mohaka gorge.

Inter City Coach Services run a daily service to Wairoa from Napier and Gisborne, with convenient connections across the North Island to Auckland and Wellington.

Once you get to Wairoa, there are a range of accommodation options available:

  • NUHAKA:Marae Accommodation booking, $20 / night at Kahungunu Marae (limited space) or free with Festival Pass $80 for entire weekend. Further Marae available for group bookings (rates on request) Contact Huia Koziol Festival Chairperson for all bookings Phone 06 837 8854.
  • MORERE: Tearooms and Camping Ground 06 837 8792
  • MORERE: Moonlight Lodge 06 837 8824
  • MAHIA: The Quarters Mahanga 06 837 5751
  • MAHIA: Mahia Beach Motels 06 837 5830
  • WAIROA: Vista Motor Lodge & Restaurant Ph. 06.838.8279
  • WAIROA: Three Oaks Motel Ph. 06.838.8204
  • WAIROA: Wairoa Riverside Motor Camp Ph. 06.838.6301
  • WAIROA: Clyde Hotel Ph. 06.838.7139
  • WAIROA: Ferry Hotel & Motel Ph. 06.838.8229

For all your travel planning needs contact the Wairoa Visitor Information Centre: Ph. 06.838.7440.


Wairoa Maori Film Festival Society Inc.
C/- PO Box 85, NUHAKA
WAIROA DISTRICT

Aotearoa New Zealand

Email: maorimovies@gmail.com

www.manawairoa.com

Ph.Chairperson - Huia Koziol (64)6.837.8854 Ph. Festival Director - Leo Koziol maorimovies@gmail.com


"Lambs" by Sam Kelly - Screens Friday Night

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Te Roopu Whakaata Maori I Te Wairoa -
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Society Inc. (c) 2012

 

Website all content (c) Te Roopu Whakaata Maori i te Wairoa Inc. 2003-2012.
Photo of Wairoa (c) and courtesy of Wairoa District Council.

 

WAIROA MAORI
FILM FESTIVAL '12

Wairoa Aotearoa
MATARIKI
Queen's Birthday Weekend

Friday 1st -
Monday 4th
June 2012

Host Venue
Kahungunu Marae,
Nuhaka, Wairoa

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POWHIRI
9.30 am Fri 1 June

VILLAGE VOICES NUHAKA FILM WRITERS HUI
10 am to 3pm
Friday 1 June

NUHAKA MAORI
FILM NIGHT

6 pm Fri 1 June

NGA AHO WHAKAARI WORKSHOP
9am Sat 2 June

NUHAKA FILM WEEKEND PART 1
10.30 am-5 pm
Saturday 2 June

KORE/TAHI/RUA
6.30 pm Sat 2 June

MANA WAIROA
FILM AWARDS

7 pm Sat 2 June

NUHAKA FILM WEEKEND PART 2
9 am to 10 pm
Sun 3 June

POROPOROAKI
9 am Monday
4 June

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Movies
Short Films
Documentaries

Wananga
Workshops
Korero

Sponsor:
NZ Film Commission


www.manawairoa.com

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PATRONS
John Bayly
John Bluck
Huia Brown
Cliff Curtis
Waana Davis
Roger Donaldson
Barry Everard
Caren Fox
Derek Fox
Bob Harvey
Witi Ihimaera
Wilson Isaac
Dame Georgina Kirby
Huia Koziol
Mika
Geoff Murphy
Here Nissen
Rena Owen
Mayor Les Probert
Chris Sidney
Karen Sidney
Te Arohanoa Taiapa
Billy T.K.
Pauline Tangiora
Isabella Westbury

CONTACT US
Wairoa Maori
Film Festival Society Inc.
C/- PO Box 85, NUHAKA
WAIROA DISTRICT
Aotearoa New Zealand
ph. (64) 6.837.8854 /
Cell 0211434113
email:- maorimovies@gmail.com

www.manawairoa.com