Wairoa Maori Film Awards Gala

NRG RISING headline the 2018 Wairoa Maori Film Awards Gala night!

NRG RISING headline the 2018 Wairoa Maori Film Awards Gala night!


Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai!

Join us at the Wairoa Māori Film Awards Gala! With live music, short films and awards presentations, this year's awards gala focuses on the musical and film talent coming out of Wairoa. Join us for a night of entertainment, glamour and excitement on the red carpet of East Coast, Aotearoa!

On the night:

- LIVE MUSIC from international musical trio NRG RISING!
- The Māori Futurism audio-visual presentation creating an immersive environment of colour, sound and light
- Presentation of the eighth annual Women in Film & Television Mana Wahine Award
- Presentation of the second annual Pacific islanders in Film & Television Mana Pasifika Award
- Special surprise performances and awards throughout the evening!
- Guests are welcomed with complimentary gourmet kai and one complimentary glass of wine
- Full cash bar available

Tickets to the Wairoa Māori Film Awards Gala are the hot ticket for the commencement of the Matariki season, and we expect this event to sell out.

Join Us!

NRG Rising is the world’s first mother daughters trio to front fresh, fun and conscious reggae, showcasing soulful vocals & soothing harmonies. NRG Rising's fresh, female reggae has two main themes; one of fun, good times and love, and the other sharing messages that support selfdetermination through personal development, including messages of belief, strength, and understanding. Fresh indigenous world music with an R & B sound and feel developed from a reggae foundation. Soothing to the soul, healing to the heart and like rich chocolate for your tasting pleasure. Band Members: Benita Tahuri, Anahera-Pono Tahuri-Whakatope, Honey Tahuri-Whakatope, Bevin Hira