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Calling All Budding Stars For Maorioke Series Two!

Calling All Budding Stars For Maorioke Series Two!

It’s back! The hunt is on again to find New Zealand’s best singers as production company Mauri Ora Productions scour the country again in a blazing round of auditions for the second “maorioke” series!

“maorioke” is a homespun-styled programme in which well known singer / songwriter hosts Ruia Aperahama and Brannigan Kaa seek the best Maori singers to warble their way to glory.

Who could forget last season’s top rating show on Maori Television as Tamehana Campbell from Wanganui took out the first series with his fabulous rendition of Incomplete? Now, “maorioke” producer Maraki Parata is looking for another “maorioke” winner to give the opportunity to record and release an original single, including a full production music video.

The “maorioke” auditions are being held in the following centres:

Venue Location Date

Motel Sierra Whangarei Fri Dec 10 26 Western Hills Drive Whangarei

Best Western Airport Garden Inn Mangere, Auckland Sat Dec 11 10 Tidal Road Mangere Auckland

Heywoods Motor Lodge Rotorua Sun Dec 12 249 Fenton Street Rotorua

Sponge Bay Motor Inn Gisborne Wed Dec 15 Cnr Wainui & Sponge Bay Roads Gisborne

Colonial Court Motel and Conference Palmerston North Fri Dec 17 Centre 305 – 307 Fitzherbert Avenue Palmerston North

Southgate Motor Inn Newton, Wellington Sat Dec 18 70 – 72 Riddiford Street Newton Wellington

Carlton Mill Hotel Christchurch Fri Jan 07 19 Bealey Avenue Christchurch

Auditions are open to Maori singing talent of all ages and experiences as a diverse range of performers and musical styles are sought. “Our only discrimination will be based on talent!” says Parata.

To register interest in “maorioke” series two auditions, contact Mauri Ora Productions on 06 864 7070 or maraki.parata@xtra.co.nz. North Island registrations will close December 10 2004, while South Island potentials have until January 7 2005 to get their registrations in.

The new series is scheduled to make a debut on the Maori Television schedule in the early months of 2005.

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