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

 


2014 Ngāpuhi Festival Goes Global

November 29, 2013

EMBARGOED TILL SUNDAY, DEC 1, 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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news