The primary role of Ngā Aho Whakaari is to represent Māori in screen industries. As a strategic tangata whenua partner in advocating and building relationships with government, the screen sector and related communities, these include:
We hold hui, workshops and professional development events run by Māori screen practitioners & experts across all aspects of Television, Film and Creative Screen industries . These include:
Ngā Aho Whakaari sponsors and participates in a range of Māori and Indigenous Screen Industry Events including Festivals, Summits, and Māori Awards. We acknowledge and celebrate the skill, talent, excellence and achievements of our people that represent Aotearoa, NZ to the world. We support the following kaupapa:
Ngā Aho Whakaari values meaningful, reciprocal relationships and collaboration with key industry organisations to opportunities for our members. Collaborations include:
The Brown Book: A guide to working with Māori in the screen industry.
Written by: Dr. Ella Henry and Melissa Wikaire
Published by: Ngā Aho Whakaari: Association of Māori in Screen Production