Ariah’s career begins
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.