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Wairoa Film Festival - Mohaka & Matariki!

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Since our last newsletter we've been busy organising the final leg of the Tākitimu Karanga Tour,

Audiences have seen Toni perform at a variety of events including the IPENZ awards, and

ReCut, a dynamic project where Tory Street was transformed into a magic urban performance

stage. We are also counting down to the Wairoa Film Festival in June where Toni's music video

Mohakawill feature as the opening film and the very recent Tākitimu Karanga show where Toni 

organised a fantastic line-up of artists from both Ngāti Kahungnu and of the Tākitimu canoe

to honour our Mums on Mother's Day.

  • 07th April, IPENZ awards (The Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards) Wellington
  • 28th April, ReCUT. Tory Street, Wellington
  • 14th May, MOTHERS DAY Tākitimu Karanga Tour performance. Karaka Cafe. Wharewaka, Wellington from 2pm - 5pm
  • 2nd June, Wairoa Film Festival, Kahungunu Marae, Wairoa (Film Festival season 2nd - 5th June)
  • 3rd June, Wairoa Film Festival awards, Key note speaker Tame Iti. Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
  • Kahungunu Matariki 9, 16, 17 June - Tamatea, Hastings, Napier,
  • Matariki 14, 20, 21 22 23 24 June -  Vic Uni, Otari, Dowes, Upper Hutt, City Gallery, Tapu te Ranga Wellington
  • 30 June / 1 July, Tory Street Re Cut, Wellington

See you  in Queen's Birthday Weeekend in Wairoa whānau. Have a great month,

and look out for Matariki performances around the country and another

Tory Street Re Cut perform end  of June.

Toni's personal story also featured in the Mother's Day edition of

New Zealand Women's weekly - we're all about sharing, inspiring others and

keeping it real!

Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa...mauri ora

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TAKITIMU KARANGA on Mother's Day & NZ Music Month 2017!

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We are very delighted that allot of you were able to attend this beautiful event celebrating

Maori music and performance with artists from Ngati Kahungnu and Takitimu canoe on a day for our mum's on Mother's Day.

The month of May is New Zealand Music month so we wish to engage with all in the spirit of togetherness, our connections, our language, our arts and love.

Through this we connect on all levels!

Great to see your mum and wider family with our wonderful hangi in the Karaka Cafe and

then the entertainment from this exceptional array of musical artists and kapahaka from

Te Haeata Awatea - Wellington College and Wellington Girls High School.

RSVP always essential to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we look forward to the next celebration!

Mauri ora!

 
MOHAKA Video Live now!

NZ on Air new music video MOHAKA by Toni Huata

Kia ora tātau

This our new music video MOHAKA which debuted during Te Matatini and officially at Waipapa-a-Iwi Mohaka Marae in March 2017 with a lovely family concert within the Tākitimu Karanga Tour.

Many thanks to NZ on AIR, Penn Productions our cast and crew, all the whanau in Mohaka and Waipapa-a-Iwi Mohaka Marae. A special mention to our emerging stars in the video Te Okanga Huata-Wagner and Ashanti Culshaw-Tahuri. May this be the start of many great opportunities for you in your vast future. Mauri ora ki a koutou katoa

This video is on and promotes a new CD called Kahungunu Maranga!

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To buy online go to:

http://open.spotify.com/album/5VDYtsF74sTZYZ45OgcbOZ

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Toni_Huata_Kahungunu_Maranga?id=B7lcble2kni3avhpmtzoy5srrga

Deezer - http://www.deezer.com/album/15380425

 
Te Matatini! Takitimu Karanga tour! Mohaka Video launch!

 

Since our last article we've been busy organising the Tākitimu Karanga Tour, Toni has been teaching, performing locally and everyone's counting down to Matatini 2017; where Toni will be participating as an MC. We're also very excited about the upcoming launch of Toni's new music video Mohaka. The track is from Toni's Kahungunu Maranga CDand a special edition with bonus tracks will be available for purchase. The extra tracks were penned by Te Okanga Huata, and include some of Toni's favourites: 'Ko Wai Ka Hua' (Te Māori e album) - a love jazz ballad written for Toni's grandmother Ngaro Rangi and the 28th Māori Battalion. 'Te Māori e' (Te Māori e album) - commemorating the Te Māori exhibition in the 1980's, 'Whakarongo a tai' (Mauri Tō album) - celebrating our connections to our Pacific cousins and origins, 'Ngā Tukemata' (Mauri Tō album) - performed by Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga and Toni's heartfelt rendition of Te Taite Cooper and Bishop Max Mariu, Kahungunu favourite,  'Te Hokinga Mai' (Whiti album).  ‘Kahungunu Maranga CD’ is available online, in store, National Museums, Art Galleries, distributed by ODE Records and available for sale by Huia Publishers in the Whanau Village at the Te Matatini 2017 Kapa Haka Festival in Hastings from Feb 23rd 2017. See Toni and many more in the following dates whanau!

  • 18 February, 4am - 7am, Takitumu ki Rarotonga Pou Unveiling, Civic Square, Hastings,Toni MC
  • 22 February, 11am, Te Matatini Powhiri, MC Lean Park, Napier
  • 22 February, 6 - 10pm, Ngatarawa Winery, Hastings
  • 23 February, 3:30pm, Pavillion Show, Kahungunu Festival, HB Sports Park. Hastings
  • 24 February, 8:30pm, A Night of Drag, Bar 2013 Karamu Rd, Hastings. Tickets $25.00
  • 24 - 26 February, 8am - 8pm, Te Matatini 2017, HB Sports Park, Hastings, Toni MC
  • 25 February, 6 - 9pm, (Toni 8pm) FREE Kahungunu Beach Party, Marine Parade, Napier 
  • 24 - 26 February, 10am - 2pm, Kahungunu Pavillion, HB Sports Park, Hastings, Toni MC 
  • 4 March, 5 - 7pm, Concert & Mohaka music video launch, Waipapa a Iwi Marae in Mohaka, with Toni Huata, Brannigan Kaa, Adrian  Tangaroa Wagner, Peter & Noeline Hawkins and many more.


A big kia ora goes out to NZ On Air for funding another Toni Huata music video and to Penn Productions - Scott and Hayley for doing a stellar production yet again and to Director Jharaz Kirione-Williams for working so easily with all the whānau talent on the day. Another special mihi goes to Te Okanga Huata-Wagner and Ashanti Culshaw both 12 years at the shoot and who with no acting experience both captured the spirit of this kaupapa and are just a delight to watch. We've got a busy fortnight ahead....Enjoy!

Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa...mauri ora!

 
Happy 2017!

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Kia ora tātau,

Happy 2017! With the Summer festival season well under way and Te Matatini in Ngāti Kahungunu just around the corner, we want to wish everyone a very safe holiday period and travel to these various, exciting events.

So much has happened where Toni has been overseas, she has performed at a number of  shows around NZ with Kahungunu Maranga and now Tākitimu Karanga and will be one of the 6 MC's for Te Matatihi 2017! Many thanks to Mā te Reo - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Mangai Pāho for their continued support and to Te Matatini Feb 23-26 2017 for a great anticipated event.

Most recently Toni has shot her new music video for the waiata Mohaka, back in the stunning region of Mohaka and from Toni's EP Kahungunu Maranga. We have also been busy producing hard copies of this EP so that all can have the opportunity to have your own copy.

Kahungunu Maranga and this video Mohaka are very close to Toni's heart. Her memorial to her grandfather Te Okanga (Aussie) Huata, whom composed Mohaka in memory of his mother Ropine Huata nee Aranui, it is also a reconnection to this stunning ancestral area for Toni and her family. A big kia ora goes out to NZ On Air for funding another Toni Huata music video and to Penn Productions - Scott and Hayley for doing a stellar production yet again and to Director Jharaz Kirione-Williams for working so easily with all the whānau talent on the day/s. This video highlights the beauty, grace, spirit and joy of Mohaka, with  stunning scenic shots and a heartfelt narrative story of returning to re-connect with Mohaka and the people. Another special mihi goes to our young talent that star in the video alongside Toni, Te Okanga Huata-Wagner and Ashanti Culshaw both 12 years at the shoot and who with no acting experience captured the spirit of this kaupapa and are just a delight to watch.

We look forward to the release/debut of the Mohaka video alongside a celebratory show with local talent in Te Kahu o te Amorangi Marae, Mohaka in February 2017. Keep tuned in for further details on the exact date as all whānau are welcome!

Whānau, there are so many great events coming up so enjoy! and as always - thanks for your support! Have a great Christmas/New Year and upcoming Te Matatini 2017 everyone.

Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa...mauri ora!

 
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