News from E Tū Whānau: Rangatahi Film Awards 2023 and Kahukura Toolkit

Tue 02 May 2023

E Tū Whānau shares updates from Rangatahi Film Awards and the Kahukura programme.

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News from E Tū Whānau

The latest pānui from E Tū Whānau announced the 2023 E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards and highlighted the E Tū Whānau Te Ketepara Kahukura (Kahukura Toolkit).

E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards 2023

The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards 2023 were announced at the annual Māoriland Film Festival in March 2023. The awards recognise filmmakers aged 12-25 who have created films throughout the year at E Tū Whānau-sponsored workshops. E Tū Whānau said:

"These film-making workshops bring to life the shared aspirations of E Tū Whānau and Māoriland to empower rangatahi Māori to tell stories from their unique indigenous perspectives, while incorporating the E Tū Whānau values. The workshops also give rangatahi Māori technical skills while opening potential career pathways and boosting their confidence and wellbeing."

The workshops are run by Ngā Pakiaka, the collective of young film-makers behind Māoriland’s rangatahi programme. Ngā Pakiaka now organises the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards as well as the programme of rangatahi film-making workshops run across Aotearoa.

The film challenge is open annually to rangatahi Māori aged 12 – 25 who create a film that responds to one of E Tū Whānau’s values – aroha, whakapapa, whanaungatanga, kōrero awhi, tikanga and mana manaaki.

Watch the 2023 award winning films online. The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards 2023 winners are:

Te Ihorei – E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaker of the Year: ‘Elections for Dummies’ – Te Paea Parengaio (Tūranganui-a-Kiwa)

Pepa kotikoti kōhatū – Best Edit: ‘Reporting aLive’ – Te Aroha Harrison (Tūranganui-a-Kiwa)

Te Ahikā – Best Performance: ‘Moana St’ – Maaria Gaby-Heke (Ōtaki) 

Wai Ora – Best Use of Theme: ‘Hunting Aotearoa’ – Team Hunting Aotearoa (Rotorua)

Te Tino Whakaataata – Best Drama: ‘Kia Kaha’ – Tiare Ruawai (Whakatāne)

Pakipūmeka Mātua – Best Documentary: ‘Ngā Hua o Matakaoa’ – Mokena Delamere (Te Araroa)

Te Kaitohutohu Toa – Best Documentary: ‘Ruataniwha’ – Awatea Broederlow (Te Araroa)

Rangatahi Leader: Matariki Black

For more information see the 10th E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards to Be Celebrated At Māoriland Film Festival news story from the Māoriland Film Festival.

E Tū Whānau Te Ketepara Kahukura (Kahukura Toolkit)

E Tū Whānau supports positive community-led change by empowering whānau and communities, and respecting and uplifting mana. E Tū Whānau Kahukura are the people who inspire change in whānau and communities. E Tū Whānau held online wānanga in March 2023 to empower and connect community leaders.

The workshop included inspirational speakers, and sessions facilitated by E Tū Whānau kaimahi with rōpu of Kahukura in digital break-out rooms. These break-outs focused on the E Tū Whānau resources available to support Kahukura mahi, including Te Ketepara Kahukura (Kahukura Toolkit) developed specially to support positive community-led transformations.

The Toolkit is designed to help Kahukura:

  • "take action and lead change
  • support whānau and communities
  • spread the message about E Tū Whānau
  • build knowledge around key issues and contexts."

It includes resources from E Tū Whānau:

  • "About E Tū Whānau
  • E Tū Whānau Kahukura
  • Change starts with you
  • About E Tū Whānau Charter of Commitment
  • Charter of Commitment printable poster
  • About E Tū Whānau values
  • Our Ancestors enjoyed loving whānau relationships
  • Māori values help to protect whānau
  • How our people are doing."

Te Ketepara Kahukura also has links to videos and readings for inspiration and new perspectives on community leadership, race relations, and mātauranga Māori.

See more information about E Tū Whānau Kahukura and Te Ketepara Kahukura (see the right side of the webpage for Te Ketepara Kahukura).

For more news from E Tū Whānau read their Pānui Paengawhāwhā 2023 and sign up for their pānui mailing list.

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