MFF19 | Te Toi Matarau

Artists walk and work amongst us. They are the creators and exponents of tuhi, tāmoko, whakairo, whatu, whakaari, te reo, waiata and pūrākau. The Te Toi Matarau Arts Village is a collaboration with artists in residence at the Māoriland Hub

Still: Walk in Beauty

Walk In Beauty

‘Walk in Beauty’ by Forrest Goodluck (Mandan, Hidatsa, Tsimshian, Navajo) and Shaandiin Tome (Navajo). See the process behind a film articulated from the film Walk in Beauty (screening at MFF2019).


Experience the tradition of story through the art of traditional tattooing. Wahine and tāne tāmoko practitioners will be in action at the Māoriland Hub


Te Matatoki is a  collective of some of our country’s best carvers including Fayne Robinson and Lewis Gardner. They will be demonstrating  the art of whakairo creating beautiful works in wood and pounamu.

Kanohi Kitea

‘NATIVE Eye at Māoriland’  fashion designer, textile, fibre and performance artist, Suzanne  Tamaki (Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tūhoe) created a collection of stunning large scale portraiture that was exhibited on the streets in Wellington in 2018. Now some of those images featuring Māori women with connections to Ōtaki will be displayed as part of MFF2019


Offered by Kaitiaki from the Rongoā Collective of the ART Confederation; the tribal region of Raukawa, Te Atiawa and Toa Rangatira, experience an insight into te mahi ā Rongo (wairua-guided offerings), wairākau rongoā (herbal remedies), haumiri (massage) and honohono (spiritual energy healing) in the Māoriland Rongoā space.

Alongside kaitiaki of these Rongoā will be Oro Atua. International Taonga Pūoro Artist and Practitioner Jerome Kavanagh utilises traditional Maori musical instruments that reflect the sound of our natural environment from the mountains to the sea. Take time out of the MFF to be healed by the deep vibrations of taonga pūoro.

Te Taiao

We are committed to the reduction of waste at Māoriland. We will compost organic matter, recycle and reuse where possible. We encourage you to join us and reduce your impact on our taiao -environment.

We all know that bottled water is destroying the planets precious resources and our water in Ōtaki is good!  Filtered hydration stations are signposted outside the Māoriland Hub  and available for the refilling of drink bottles.

Carry your own food containers for takeaway food, bring a keep cup for coffee or purchase a Māoriland keep cup, say no to single use plastic of any kind. Use and return coffee cups, cutlery and plates at the Māoriland Hub and make use of the washing station at the Māoriland Hub to enable the recycling of clean plastic and to do your own dishes for people to be able to use.