Positive poster wins
Ahipara man Richard Murray, whose legacy in Kaitaia includes the stunning atrium floor at Te Ahu, has a won a poster competition organised
E Tu¯ Wha¯nau, a Ma¯ori initiative aimed at creating positive change and ending violence.
Mr Murray (Te Rarawa) was one of 250 contenders, who were asked to create a poster in any medium depicting E Tu¯ Wha¯nau’s values: aroha (giving without expectation of return), mana manaaki (building the mana of others through nurturing), and whakapapa (knowing who you are and where you belong).
Adult and tamariki winners were chosen for each value, while there was also a prize for the most votes, taken by Ngatoia Pincott (Gisborne). Mr Murray’s entry interpreted whakapapa.
The posters were judged with the help of Kura Te Waru-Rewiri, Associate Professor at Massey University’s School of Art, and community artists Janine Williams and Charles Williams.
The winning entries will be used to create posters and other resources to help share the E Tu¯ Wha¯nau kaupapa. The competition was run in partnership with Ma¯ori Radio and the Ma¯ori Media Network.
Richard Murray receiving his E Tu¯ Wha¯ nau prize from Maria Tauroa (Te Hiku Media).