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Tama Tu, Tama Ora Short Film Competition

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I had the privilege of attending the Piritahi Hau Ora Trust Short Film Competition on Friday last week.

The Tama Tu, Tama Ora short film competition was designed to give young Waiheke youth the opportunity to create a short film around the theme.

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Nga Purpura Akoranga produced a short film based on the Maori Legend of ‘How the Kiwi Lost Its Wings’. 

The tamariki had a great night at the award screening and came away with a number of awards in a range of categories. They won the following sections:

  • Best Performance by an actor or Actors
  • Best use of Te Reo to demonstrate inclusiveness and tikanga
  • Great Team Co-ordination, cohesion and effort


Tai Rippingale, from Room 2, also entered the competition with a brilliant short film about his father and family.  Tai had an exceptional night winning a number of categories but his stand out achievement was:

  • Overall best film

Thank you to Tai and his family for kindly agreeing to us sharing his film called ‘My Dad’.

Thank you to the Piritahi Hau Ora Trust for organising the event / competition.

I strongly recommend that tamariki consider entering next year’s competition and attending the film evening.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants.