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Welcome to the tribal lands of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga: Home to the subtribes of Ngāti Korokī, Ngāti Maiōtaki, Ngāti Huia ki Katihiku, Ngāti Pare and Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti. We are grateful for the support of Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki, our kaumātua and kuia, our kaimahi and our whānau. Tēnā koutou.

Māoriland is supported by a community of sponsors, partners and friends – their donation(s) enables the Māoriland Film Festival and Māoriland Hub to grow and flourish year, after year.

To donate to the Māoriland Charitable Trust, or to become a Sponsor, please contact: kiaora@maorilandfilm.co.nz


Māoriland Charitable Trust (registration number: CC53441) was formed in 2016 to manage the organisation and operation of the Māoriland Film Festival and its assorted additional activities.

The purpose of the trust is to improve the social, economic and education opportunities to the community of Ōtaki by means of screening Indigenous films and organising activities such as filmmaking workshops.

The MCT operates the Māoriland Film Festival to enable the development, education and encouragement of the creative arts. This, in turn, inspires programmes for the benefit of the wider community, especially young people in Ōtaki.

The Trust is significantly guided by the principals tikanga of manaakitanga (hospitality) tino rangatiratanga (self determination), kotahitanga (collectiveness) and whanaunga.


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The Māoriland Social Club brings together positive individuals, who support Indigenous arts, films and culture, and who would like to engage socially with other awesome like-minded people, here in Ōtaki.

For just $20 per month plus a $10 initial one off set up fee, members of the Māoriland Social Club will have entry into two film screenings, social gatherings, meet the filmmaker and other inspirational speakers per month, as well as a heap of other wairua nourishing activities all at the Māoriland Hub.

Membership is limited to 300 people. You might live locally or on the other side of the globe; however, you can still be connected to the MSC via Facebook or the newsletters that will provide information about events and activities.

Based at the Māoriland Hub the MSC will bring together all types of people to watch films, celebrate all areas of the arts, fundraise, be enlightened, listen to music, make music and have a lot of fun!

By your membership, you actively support fundraising for the Māoriland Hub – our impressive building in Ōtaki Village. We are turning the Hub into a collaboration and gathering space for Indigenous cinema, the arts, social enterprise, social responsibility, kaitiakitanga and great kai. We believe that collectively we can effect positive change.The Māoriland Hub is an essential part of the global indigenous community of filmmakers supported by its annual marquee event: The Māoriland Film Festival.

The Māoriland Hub is owned and operated by the Māoriland Charitable Trust. It offers workshops, film screenings, art collaborations and a host of other exciting events throughout the year. This means that your membership is tax deductible as a charitable donation. Our registration number is CC53677.



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