Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


2014 Ngāpuhi Festival Goes Global

November 29, 2013


2014 Ngāpuhi Festival Goes Global

Click for big version.

Ria Hall

The biennial Ngāpuhi Festival is launched today announcing a programme that promises to be one of the most spectacular in its 10-year history.

The 2014 Ngāpuhi Festival incorporates one of the country’s most elite art exhibitions and will include works from some of the world’s most sought after artists including Peter Jemison, Lillian Pitt, Sid Dominic and Bindi Waugh.

They will combine with Ngāpuhi and Māoridom’s best like Bob Jahnke, Sandy Adsett, Fred Graham and his son Brett, Darcy Nicholas, Allen Wihongi and Manos Nathan to produce an international exhibition that could rival any exhibition in the world.

The festival is hosted by Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi and chairman, Rāniera (Sonny) Tau, said the 2014 Ngāpuhi Festival will be the biggest and best ever.

“We are literally, bringing the world to our doorsteps with some of the most recognised faces in the indigenous art community exhibiting at the 2014 Ngāpuhi Festival,” he said.

The Ngāpuhi Festival will showcase Ngāpuhi culture, arts, history and entertainment. The
entertainment line up is the cream of Māori performing artists including the Honour Matariki group (Maisey Rika, Ria Hall, Whirimako Black and Betty-Ann Monga), Paua, Soljah, 1814 and Sons of Zion whose album Universal Love currently sits in the top 20 New Zealand albums on the NZ Music Charts.

Said Mr Tau, “We aim for the best and our people expect the best. Nothing less, and we’ve been fortunate that our sponsors recognise this and have committed to long-term partnerships to celebrate an event that grows from strength to strength.”

The 2014 Ngāpuhi Festival runs from 25-26 January at Northland College, Mangakāhia Rd, Kaikohe.

It is a free, whānau-oriented event with free rides and activities for the children, a kapa haka super 12 competition, talent quest, wananga forums on Ngāpuhi culture and tikanga, over 100 stalls and a mass haka on the last night to close.

“With over 40,000 people coming to the Ngāpuhi Festival there’s wide ranging benefits for everyone,” he said.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news