Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Toi Iho(Tm) Moving Forward


Toi Iho(Tm) Moving Forward

Artists and retailers are being invited to apply for toi iho(tm) - the trade mark denoting quality and authenticity in Mäori arts.

Applications for the next licensing round close on 15 August.

toi iho(tm) administrator Moana Davey said there were now more than 100 artists who are licensed users of toi iho(tm) and 14 retailers who are licensed toi iho(tm) stockists.

"The artists represent a wide range of art forms and traverse the spectrum of traditional to contemporary," she said.

"Being a licensed user of toi iho(tm) gives them the right to use the distinctive toi iho(tm) labels, swingtags and stickers.

"For buyers, artwork labelled with toi iho(tm), guarantees them that the product was made by a person of Mäori descent whose work has been judged as being of a high standard.

"Licensed stockists of toi iho(tm) must stock work by at least six artists who are licensed users of toi iho(tm)."

Moana Davey said the toi iho(tm) website had also been redeveloped to reflect the growing interest in toi iho(tm) among buyers of Mäori art.

"The new look website is now more focused on information about the artists and where their work can be viewed and purchased.

"It is aimed at meeting a growing interest, both in New Zealand and overseas, in buying authentic artworks by Mäori artists."

A major promotional initiative for Mäori arts and artists, toi iho(tm) was developed by Te Waka Toi, Creative New Zealand's Mäori arts board, in consultation with Mäori artists. Eligibility for toi iho(tm) is determined during two assessment rounds each year.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news