Porirua fea­tures in two mu­sic videos

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Two new mu­sic videos show­cas­ing Porirua have been launched.

Un­der a part­ner­ship be­tween Porirua City Coun­cil and New Zealand On Air film-mak­ers are sup­ported to film in Porirua or use lo­cal tal­ent.

Wall­breaker by Welling­ton rock­ers Bak­ers Eddy was launched on Ra­dio Hau­raki on May 16 and the video Ti­hei Mauri Ora for Porirua record­ing artist Ranea was launched a week later.

Un­der the Bring It Home scheme, artists who have se­cured New Zealand On Air Mak­ing Tracks mu­sic video fund­ing of $6000 are given an ad­di­tional $2000 from Porirua City Coun­cil.

They must film their video, hire peo­ple or buy goods and ser­vices in Porirua.

‘‘It’s great to see our city show­cased in these videos by these in­cred­i­ble artists,’’ Porirua deputy mayor ‘Ana Cof­fey said.

‘‘We know Porirua is burst­ing with tal­ent,’’ she said. ‘‘This scheme is a great way of back­ing our mu­si­cians and film­mak­ers, as well as pro­vid­ing a re­turn for lo­cal busi­nesses.’’

Wall­breaker was filmed at Pataka and di­rected and pro­duced by Josh Yong.

Bak­ers Eddy won last year’s Bat­tle of the Bands and have since toured through Europe.

Wall­breaker was recorded at Round­head Stu­dios in Jan­uary, and pro­duced by Lon­don record pro­ducer Asa Ben­nett, with in­put from Amer­i­can pro­ducer Monte Malone.

Ti­hea Mauri Ora is in Te Reo Maori and is Ranea’s first mu­sic video as a solo artist.

Ranea, who lives in Hon­goeka Bay, won best Maori al­bum at the New Zealand Mu­sic Awards last year, and four awards at the Wai- ata Maori Mu­sic Awards.

The mu­sic video was pro­duced by Fiona Ku­penga of Te Amokura Pro­duc­tions, a com­pany based in Ti­tahi Bay.

The sin­gle and al­bum were sup­ported by Te Man­gai Paho and pro­duced by Porirua Maori mu­sic Pro­ducer Maaka ‘‘Phat’’ McGre­gor of Mi­naaka, which is also based in Ti­tahi Bay.

The mu­sic video fea­tures in­no­va­tive an­i­ma­tion tech­niques, and has key mes­sages in English and sign lan­guage.

Welling­ton band Bak­ers Eddy, who have filmed their lat­est mu­sic video in Porirua, with fund­ing from the city coun­cil and New Zealand On Air.

PHOTO: JANIE WALKER

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