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2012 Nati Award ICT Workshops

An exciting line up of wananga will be held in Term 2. Details to be posted shortly...

2011 Nati Award ICT Workshops

Between May 4th & 5th, 2011 a series of workshops were held at Ngata Memorial College. Workshops were held for kaiako & tauira and covered: film-making, animation, photography, robotics and radio jingles/documentaries.

2010 Nati Award Workshops

To help prepare schools to create your Nati Award  themed entries E Tipu E Rea have put together a series of great workshops.

Read about this years line up of tutors who delivered a series of workshops at Ngata Memorial College from May 12th to 13th below.


Workshops Prep Rangatahi for 2010 Te Rangitawaea Festival.


As the Ngoi Pewhairangi hit “Poi E” climbs the charts again twenty six years after its release, and with Matatini 2011 just around the corner,

the kaupapa for this years Te Rangitawaea Festival is hitting all the right notes. “Nga Haka me nga Waiata o Ngati Porou” is the theme for the

Ngati Porou East School’s digital media event which will be held in Ruatoria on September 15th. The festival has been organized annually since 2004

by E Tipu E Rea (ETER), the Te Runanga o Ngati Porou/Ministry of Education Partnership for schooling improvement.


Ngati Porou East Coast schools from Potaka to Waikirikiri are eligible to submit entries to the festival, and to help upskill students to create their

projects multiple workshops were held by E Tipu E Rea at Ngata Memorial College over a two day period in May. The workshops were delivered

by a range of professional tutors, who shared both their passion and expertise for their respective digital media industries with the students.

American film-maker Polly Green took students through the process of telling a story visually, while Nga Aho Whakaari representatives

Kath Akuhata-Brown and Pita Turei helped their tauira to deconstruct the components of a movie script.

Tania Short and her partner Martin D. Page from National Treasures Design gave students tips about improving their graphic design skills

and encouraged them to think about the meaning behind their creative concepts. The wet weather during the digital photography session did not deter tutor

Walton Walker and his students. Rain was the kaupapa for their photographs, which they visually interpreted using a range of composition and framing techniques.

Musician Lawrence Rangi brought along his full set of band and production equipment to his workshop, and assisted students to compose and then

perform a song during his session with them. The final workshop was delivered by multi-media professional Jimi Hills who provided a

hands on animation workshop, incorporating modeling and computer graphics.


Te Rangitawaea Festival spokesperson Nori Parata says “Ngati Porou has a proud and prolific history of composers.

In fact I would say that our waiata and haka are the most performed not just in Ngati Porou or Tairawhiti but around the country.

Many of our items are considered ‘classics’ and clearly have stood the test of time - a testament to the quality of composition.

This year is the 100th anniversary of Tuini Ngawai’s birthday, one of our greatest composers, her song ‘Arohaina mai’ is sung

all over the country at many national gatherings. So this year’s theme is asking our children to explore our rich waiata and haka history

while applying their developing technical skills learnt in these workshops. Equally we want to encourage and nurture budding composers

and provide a platform for them to showcase their early works.”