Thursday, February 25, 2010

Waitangi Day 2010

Young Sid and a young fan getting his autograph....
Young Sid and Mr Green
Smile "Stephen" Woohoo Young Sid in the house..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Workshop Timetable - Register at the MANA info stall on Saturday Morning

Poi                          10.30 – 11.30
Waiata           – 12pm
Story Telling            12.30 – 1pm
Haka                       11.30 – 12.30
Weaving                  12.30 – 1.30
Poi Dance       – 3pm
Waiata            3pm
Paua Jewellery         2pm – 3pm
Interactive Art Work All Day

Please note workshops are subject to change
Please register at the MANA info stall on Saturday Morning Kia ora...

MANA Entertainment Line Up..

10.15 Amber Morete
10.30 David Judd (Jazz)

11.00 Mark Loundes

11.30 Urban Prophets ( Sydney) Contact Jade

12.30 Frank Te Whare (waiata)

1.00 Jane white

1.25 Strictly Rick (5 min stint)

1.30 Sid (young Sid from Smash proof) NZ Hip Hop Star

2.00 Hula Hips

2.30 Mana Team

2.50 Ngati Kotahi Ra

3.30 Thank you to everyone for your support


Please be advised that our line up is subject to change Kia Ora...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Young Sid" of Smashproof - Performing at MANA - Waitangi Day Redcliffe


Young Sid from Smashproof performing at the MANA Maori Arts Festival 2010 on Feb 6 Waitangi Day, Redcliffe. Cultural Centre.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Leona Morete

Leona will be a busy bee at the festival, if you want to catch up with her attend her weaving and jewellery workshops...

Introducing "Beyonce" and Uncle Wattie

We have the famous "Beyonce" aka Hine Whiunui and Uncle Wattie (famous for his fried bread). Hine will be doing an Ornatmental Poi workshop. Between the pair they will also be having a food stall on the day with delicious Maori kai, look out for the Nga Kete Matauranga food stall.

Mr Richard Green - Watch out for his Wero ... Feb 5 and 6...

Mr Green will be executing our wero for Feb 5 and 6 and he is part of the Haka to Hip Hop team..Woohoo be a part of the Haka to Hip Hop workshop with Mr Green.

Mr James Te Kura - Manas Music Man

Welcome James, this is the guy you will be looking for if you are entertaining on Feb 6...Manas Music Man...

Introducing Haami and Eileen Otene

Haami and Eileen are part of the MANA team. Watch out for Haamis Waiata Workshop and they will be part of the entertainment line up.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Photographer Corina Urwin

Corrina Urwin
Kia ora
My name is Corina Urwin (nee Basher) and I aspire to become a professional photographer.
I was born in Napier in 1977 and my tribe is Ngatikahanunu on my mother’s side.
My mother was born in Wairoa and raised in Nuhaka. My father is European and was born and raised in Napier. I alsohave an older brother. My family all still live in Napier. I moved to Wellington in 1998 where I met my husband and had a beautiful boy named Hunter in 2007. After having Hunter we decided to move to Brisbane in August 2007 for the lifestyle it offers, and to start a new journey in our lives, this has given me the
opportunity to do what I love - photography.Currently I am self-taught and plan on expanding my skills with studies and justgetting out there with my camera. My favourite style of photography is portraitureas I love to capture the different emotions in people (capturing a small moment intime that will last a life time). My current goal is to run a successful photography business from home. My long term goal is to do wedding photography, and to also teach others that are wanting to get into the world of photography.

First Artwork for MANA - by Artist Waharoa James-From Te Arawa

This picture does not do the artwork justice, so come along to the festival to see this whimsically charged piece....

Introducing Nina Maika, Hei Tiki and Leona Morete- Photo by Corrina Urwin

Kia Ora Koutou,

Introducing part of the MANA team....
Nina Maika and Leona Morete...Photo shoot for the local newspaper...
15 Jan 2009...

Suttons Beach at Redcliffe