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Supreme Matariki Award goes to outstanding Māori artist

Supreme Matariki Award goes to outstanding Māori artist

The Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Māori Development says it’s great that artist and academic, Professor Ahorangi Derek Lardelli has been awarded the supreme award at the third Matariki Awards.

“It gives me great pleasure to see Professor Lardelli walk away with the Te Tohu Tikitiki o Matariki, as he has so successfully spanned the worlds of art and academia.

“He is not only one of the greatest tohunga tā moko in Aotearoa but he is a carver, a leading exponent in Kapa Haka, a composer and a researcher in Whakapapa.

“This renaissance man also combines his art with a deep sense of public service as a member of the Waitangi Tribunal, trustee of the NZ Arts Foundation and Toi Māori Aotearoa,” says Nanaia Mahuta.

He was awarded the supreme award last night at the third annual Māori Television Awards in Auckland by the Hon Kelvin Davis.

Professor Lardelli is a leader of Rongowhakaata and Ngāti Porou.

“I note that Professor Lardelli was a double winner as he shared Te Waipuna-a-Rangi Award for Entertainment, with Kiwi actor and Hollywood star Rachel House.

“I believe his passion over the art of tā moko has been critical to its revival and its renewed cultural significance throughout Aotearoa,” says Nanaia Mahuta.

List of Awards :
Maori Television 2018 Matariki Awards Winners
Te Waipuna-a-Rangi Award for Arts and Entertainment
Winners: Rachel House & Professor Derek Lardelli
• Graham Hoete aka Mr G
Te Waita Award for Sport
Winner: Portia Woodman
• Jason Wynyard
• Rieko Ioane
Te Whetū Maiangi Award for Young Achievers
Winner: Alien Weaponry
• Shay Wright
• Pania Newton
Te Tupu-ā-Nuku Award for Business & Innovation
Winner: KONO NZ LP
• Animation Research Ltd
• Tai Tokerau Honey Ltd
Te Tupu-ā-Rangi Award for Health & Science
Winner: Mike King
• Dr David Tipene-Leach
• Dr Matire Harwood
Te Ururangi Award for Education
Winner: Pem Bird
• Dr Melinda Webber
• Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito with Fletcher Construction
Te Waiti Award for Te Reo & Tikanga
Winner: Paraone Gloyne
• Matewa Media Charitable Trust
• Jeremy MacLeod
Hiwa i te Rangi Award for Community
Winner: NZ Māori Wardens Association
• Hikurangi Enterprises
• Diana & Mark Kopua

Te Toi Ō Ngā Rangi – Lifetime Achievement Award
• Sir Timoti Karetu
• Dame Iritana Tāwhiwhirangi
• Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru
• Professor Te Wharehuia Milroy
• Professor Pou Temara

Te Tohu Tiketike o Matariki Supreme Award
• Professor Derek Lardelli

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