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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2012

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2012

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  • Fri 1 Jun ’12 – Mon 4 Jun ’12, 9:00am
  • Sat 2 Jun ’12, 6:30pm


Kahungunu Marae, Cnr Ihaka St & Mataira St, Nuhaka, Wairoa


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Festival Pass: $122.00
  • Gala Awards Dinner: $47.00

Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Welcome to the Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2012!

To be held over four days at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, the Wairoa Maori Film Festival is a weekend feast of Maori, Pasifika, indigenous and international film. Short films, features, documentaries, media art installations, music videos - a celebration of new and emerging global native talent!

The festival is unique as the entire festival is hosted at a traditional Maori meeting house, the master carved Kahungunu Marae. Our $120 festival pass is all inclusive, including all meals, marae stay, awards dinner with Te Hamua Nikora.

This year for the first time a return bus to Auckland is available for only $50. The festival bus will also transfer guests over the weekend to nearby Morere Hot Pools and private accommodation options in Morere and Mahia.

This is our seventh festival year, so join us as the seven sisters of Matariki rise on the horizon, Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa, Aotearoa New Zealand: June 1 to 4, Queens Birthday Weekend, Matariki 2012!


Friday June 1 2012
8 am - Bus Leaves Auckland AUT Marae
9.30 am - Official Festival Powhiri, Nuhaka
10 am-3 pm - Village Voices Nuhaka Film Writers Hui with Brad Haami
3 pm - Sky Whisperers - Kathleen Gallagher
4.30 pm - Powhiri for Auckland Bus
5 pm - Dinner
6 pm - Ella Henry - Wairua Auaha - Premiere
7.10 pm - Matariki Short Films 2012 (see below)
9 pm - Sione's 2: Unfinished Business

Saturday June 2 2012
9 am - Nga Aho Whakaari / AUT Emerging Film Makers Workshop
10.30 am - Te Hono Ki Aotearoa - Jan Bieringa
12 pm - Lunch
12.30 pm - Whangai Girl - Mere Baker
1 pm - Voices in the Clouds - guest Tony Coolidge (Taiwan)
2.30 pm - Peace Village - Katherine Marielle (USA)
4.40 pm - Salat Se Rotuma - Nikki Si'ulepa (Rotuma)
6.30 pm - Mana Wairoa Awards Dinner $45 / ticket
Children of Hawaiiki Luau - Ukulele Karoake with Te Hamua Nikora

Sunday June 3 2012
9 am - Smokin Fish (Alaska)
10.30 am - Our Story Six Sisters of the Stolen Generation (Australia)
11.15 am - Operation 8, Abi King Jones and Errol Wright
1.15 pm - Lunch
2.20 pm - On the Ice (Feature, Canada)
4.15 pm - The Orator O Le Tulafale (Samoa)
6.15 pm - Dinner
6.45 pm - Mai Ka Piko Mai (Hawaii)
8.15 pm - Billy T Te Movie

Monday June 4 2012
8 am - Farewell Breakfast/Poroporoaki
10 am - Bus Departs for Auckland (arrives 7 pm)

Matariki Shorts 2012 (Friday night)
Meathead - Sam Holst
Lambs - Sam Kelly
Whakatiki - Louise Leitch
A New Song - Marcus Palmer
Stumped - Jack Nicol
The Dealmaker - Lennie Hill
Taylor - Rachel Ross
Lawnmower Men of Kapu - Libby Hakaraia

Bookings phone 06 837 8854 or 0211434113. Email maorimovies@gmail.com.

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