Tauihu principal Tui Ruwhiu has been seconded to the board of Ngā Aho Whakaari, the body representing Maori in screen production.
Tui fills one of two roles vacated by Ngā Aho Whakaari members due to personal reasons.
Ngā Aho Whakaari
Ngā Aho Whakaari was established in 1996, after a series of hui called by Māori film and television practitioners concerned that Māori should be accurately represented in the development of Māori broadcasting by Government.
Many of the originators of Ngā Aho Whakaari were earlier involved with Te Manu Aute, which was an informal collective of Māori filmmakers that actively lobbied for stronger Māori representation in Government decision-making about Māori film making and broadcasting in the 1980’s.
Ngā Aho Whakaari has over recent years been primarily occupied with developments in the television sector and the structure of the board has reflected this. Tui was brought in to help bolster film experience and knowledge as well as take advantage of his marketing and communications background.
Learn more about Ngā Aho Whakaari here.