Venue: Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln
Date: Friday 23 November – Sunday 25 November 2012
Host: Te Taumutu Rūnanga, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Moki.

E ōku rangatira, koutou ngā hākui, ngā hākoro, ngā taina me ngā tuakana, naia te mihi matakuikui.

Hui-ā-Iwi 2012 is a time to celebrate Kāi Tahutaka through sports, kapa haka, whanaungatanga, kai and kōrerorero. This year we intend to showcase toi (visual arts) through exhibiting a variety of artworks within a theme or kaupapa.

We have managed to secure use of the Lincoln University Halls of Residence. If you require information about this accommodation, please contact Tina Woodgate.

More information about rūnanga registrations, inter-rūnanga sports, Ngāi Tahu kaumātua dinner and dance, will follow in the next editions of Te Pānui Rūnaka.

Art exhibition
The kaupapa for this exhibition is a tribute to the late Cath Brown, a distinguished Taumutu artist.

Cath Brown was an inspirational mentor and leader in Ngāi Tahu arts for over four decades. She worked hard to promote, nurture and maintain opportunities for Māori Art to continually be represented.

As a weaver and visual artist, Cath Brown was well known for her design work based on pātiki, tuna, piharau (kanakana), pakura (pukeko) and plants native to Taumutu.

This exhibition aims to thank her and acknowledge the many hours of selfless dedication to the practice of creativity. It aims to showcase the variety of creativity in our iwi.

Please contact Leisa Aumua to register interest for this exhibition.

She will get a registration form and detailed information out to you and will give you a call to talk through any questions you may have.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0800 KAI TAHU (524 8248).

We want you… to talk about Ngāi Tahu art!
He kōrerorero creative practice forum at the Hui-ā-Iwi

He kōrerorero is a ‘pechakucha’-style presentation session for Ngāi Tahu makers and arts commentators to talk about the kaupapa of their (and/or others) creative practice. Speakers are asked to present quick-fire images and kōrero relating to their work and interests in the arts for whanaunga and manuhiri at the Hui-ā-Iwi.

Although these sessions are intended to complement the works on display at the Cath Brown Tribute Exhibition, the images selected by the presenter are not restricted to these works and may be on any theme or topic of their choosing.

We encourage all those working in the creative arts (artists, designers, curators: traditional and contemporary; emerging and established; young and young at heart!) and anyone with a strong interest in mahi toi Ngāi Tahu to compile a selection of images to be presented at this open forum.

Each presenter will speak to either 10 or 20 images of their choosing and have 20 seconds per slide to deliver their kōrero.

Depending on numbers we envisage that there will be one ‘he kōrerorero’ session each afternoon of the hui.

This is a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the wealth and diversity of mahi toi being produced within the iwi.

Those who are able to participate will need to provide:
10 or 20 images in digital format (power point file preferred, alternatively, high quality image files)

Please contact Leisa Aumua to register your interest;
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0800 KAI TAHU (524 8248) (03) 366 4344.

Te Koha (entertainment)
Thank you to Tahu FM who are now taking the lead on the Friday afternoon entertainment. The afternoon concert, called Te Koha, will follow in the footsteps of the successful Te Koha concerts previously held in Christchurch and Dunedin.

We have a number of very talented performers booked in, however, there is still lots of room for more available for more. Kia kūrapa whānau, ring, text, email, facebook us if you want a spot on the stage email [email protected] – your name, contact details and information about your performance items.

Ngā mihi
Puamiria Parata-Goodall.