Nestled along the beautiful Wairoa river, the small town of Wairoa is an undiscovered jewel. The Wairoa Maori & Indigenosu Film Festival 2008 is planned to be held at The Gaiety Theatre and at Taihoa Marae, both located in the Wairoa township.

Wairoa's esteemed Taihoa Marae will be the venue for the Official Festival Powhiri (Welcome), Community Screenings, and Wananga (Workshops).

Wairoa’s Gaiety Theatre is located on Marine Parade, and has a vast auditorium, with seating for 220 people.

The township of Wairoa is one hour by car from Gisborne and an hour and a half 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:

For flights bookings to Napier, check out the Air New Zealand or Origin Pacific websites:

The road from Gisborne is less difficult and skirts the Wairoa coastline between Nuhaka and Wairoa township. 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.

Check out the Inter City website:

Please also check out the Tourism Hawkes Bay and Eastland Websites:

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

  • Vista Motor Lodge & Restaurant Ph. 06.838.8279
  • Three Oaks Motel Ph. 06.838.8204
  • Wairoa Riverside Motor Camp Ph. 06.838.6301
  • Clyde Hotel Ph. 06.838.7139
  • Ferry Hotel & Motel Ph. 06.838.8229

Further afield, there are accommodations at Morere Hot Springs and Mahia Beach, both approx. 1/2 hour from Wairoa:

  • Morere Tea Rooms & Motor Camp Ph. 06.837.8792
  • Mahia Beach Motor Camp Ph. 06.837.5830
  • The Quarters, Mahanga
  • Braeside Motel Ph. 06.837.5752

A full range of accommodation options are available by contacting the:

  • Wairoa Visitor Information Centre: Ph. 06.838.7440

 

 

 

 

 

WAIROA MAORI
& INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

Wairoa Aotearoa
MATARIKI
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
WEEKEND

May 30th to
June 2nd 2008

Movies
Short Films
Documentaries

Wananga
Workshops
Korero

Partner:
NZ Film Archive

Sponsors:
NZ Film Commission
Creative NZ Te Waka Toi


www.manawairoa.com

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

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sonia Anderson
Huia Brown
Huia Koziol
Here Nissen
Joy Scott
Doreen Taiapa

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Leo Koziol

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

www.manawairoa.com


 

 

 

Website all content (c) Te Roopu Whakaata Maori i te Wairoa Inc. 2003-2008.
Photo of Wairoa (c) Wairoa District Council.