Ngā Pakiaka is the rangatahi leadership group of the Māoriland Charitable Trust. They are at the centre of Te Uru Maire – the Māoriland Rangatahi Strategy and are responsible for the Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival – the rangatahi programme of the largest Indigenous Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Aged 12 – 24 and based across Aotearoa, Ngā Pakiaka review, programme, plan and present the MRFF.
Ngā Pakiaka facilitates E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Workshops across Aotearoa (paid employment).
Throughout the year they are mentored and supported by the Māoriland Charitable Trust to pursue projects that develop their careers as filmmakers.
Ngā Pakiaka programme, plan and present the Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival to over 1,000 rangatahi gaining experience within the operation of a major event
Facilitation of rangatahi film workshops developing their own skills as filmmakers through exchange of knowledge with other rangatahi
Development of personal professional film projects and distribution into international film festivals
Paid employment within the film industry as the next generation of film storytellers