Ariah’s ca­reer begins

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Ariah Jesse Kapa has grad­u­ated from Waikato Univer­sity as a Bach­e­lor of Arts, ma­jor­ing in screen and media.

A for­mer stu­dent at Te Kura o Te Kao, Kaitaia Abun­dant Life School and Kaitaia College, Ariah (Te Aupo¯uri) is the daugh­ter of Tui and Harry Kapa (Te Kao), and the grand­daugh­ter of the late Raewyn and Jesse Everitt, Tire­ni­amu and the late Eriha Kapa, all of Te Kao.

She is cur­rently living in Otaki, ¯ work­ing as the ran­gatahi film and projects co-or­di­na­tor for the Ma¯ori Film Trust, but has spent time over­seas, fa­cil­i­tat­ing work­shops with youth on indige­nous is­sues, and will be part of a film-mak­ing team host­ing ran­gatahi work­shops in Kaitaia over July 25-26.

Ariah said she was grate­ful for the as­sis­tance she had re­ceived from the Te Aupo¯uri Iwi De­vel­op­ment Trust and the Taitok­erau Ma¯ori Trust Board in pur­su­ing her stud­ies over the last three years, and the sup­port of her to­wards her three-year stud­ies. She thanked them and her wha¯nau.

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