Winners of E Tu Whanau Poster Competition announced

E Tū Whānau announced the winners of the 2019 E Tū Whānau Poster Competition which attracted more than 230 entrees.



The second time the E Tū Whānau Poster Competition has been held in partnership with Māori Radio and the Māori Media Network.


Winners of each value in the General Category (any age) will receive cash prizes, whilst winners in the Tamariki Category (aged 13 years and under) will receive gift cards. With a cash prize to be awarded for Most Votes as determined by public vote.


The posters entrees were based on three of the six values that underpin the E Tū Whānau kaupapa, ie:


• WHANAUNGATANGA – It’s about being connected


• TIKANGA – Doing things the right way, according to our values


• KŌRERO AWHI – Positive communication and actions


E Tū Whānau Kaiwhakahaere Ann Dysart says it’s inspiring to see the different ways in which the valies have been interpreted by all ages and backgrounds.


“Entrants have put a lot of thought into both the artwork and the kōrero for their posters. We thank all of them for taking the time to celebrate these values through art.”


Posters were judged by Wiremu Barriball (Revolution Aotearoa) and Bronwyn Waipuka-Callander (B.WAIPUKAart Studio) in conjunction with the E Tū Whānau team.


Winning entries will be used to create posters and other resources to help share the E Tū Whānau kaupapa. Entries can be viewed in the poster competition gallery or the E Tū Whānau Facebook page.



Winners of the 2019 E Tū Whānau Poster Competition are:






Winner – Entry 082 Jordan Schick (Te Arawa) of Whakatane


"I thought about whanaungatanga on a personal level as well as a global level so had the wharenui be the focal point, as the place where we all come to connect. The people are literally connected to each other kanohi ki te kanohi. I wanted to make the overall shape like a globe with the elements to look like the earth. This suggests that we are all part of the whenua and when there are tough times and tragedy, people from all over can and have connected, sent aroha, awhi, and positivity across the world to people who need it or causes that are trying to help save it."



Highly Commended – Entry 151 Michael Whaanga (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) of Ōtaki






Winner – Entry 045 Jacob Wilkins-Hodges (Ngāti Konohi) of Titahi Bay/Porirua


"When we see a person wear a korowai we know that person embodies all our cultures tikanga, leads, teaches all whānau to become leaders themselves, thus creating a rangatira. Ko te manu e kai ana te miro nōnā te ngahere, ko te manu e kai ana te mātauranga, nōna te ao", a whakatauki describing what a person strives for to maintain tikanga and mātāpono."






Highly Commended – Entry 014 Joedy Robinson (Te Ātiawa, Ngāpuhi, Tūwharetoa) of Lower Hutt




Kōrero Awhi



Winner – Entry 095 Siobhan Houkamau (Ngāti Porou) of Palmerston North


"The focal point is the mouth and the koru designs symbolising kōrero. The different colours used for the koru represent all the different words or phrases you can use to mihi to someone to create a loving environment. Positivity or at least a positive outcome to your kōrero is key in this design and illustrating that there is always a way. This is contrasted by the grey background which symbolises grey areas in a relationship, dull moments where you might feel a bit robotic or dark times where you feel alone. Much like the story Nicky Cockburn Birch shared about her karanimā and how she saw the magic in her daughters stories, this poster is designed to encourage us to realise the extraordinary within the ordinary things we do every day and how we treat each other every day."




Highly Commended – Entry 231 Te Aroha Rhind-Sutherland (Ngāti Paoa, Te Atiawa) of Masterton





TAMARIKI CATEGORY (aged 13 years and under)




Winner – Entry 001 Parearau & Autahi Rogers Brooking (Ngāti Porou, 8 & 4 years old) of Ruatoria


Highly Commended – Entry 188 Manahi, Brooklyn, Trinity & KC (Te Arawa Whānui, 8-9 years old) of Rotorua




Winner – Entry 211 Nikora Henare-Richards (Tamahaki, 10 years old) of Raetihi


Highly Commended – Entry 228 Taukehu-Tiria Ngata-Malcolm [5yrs] (Ngāti Tarawhai, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ranginui me Ngāi Te Rangi) of Tauranga


Kōrero Awhi


Winner – Entry 221 Phoenix Sigley (Ngapuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, 10 years old) of Tikipunga/Whangarei


Highly Commended – Entry 199 Harmony Gembitsky-Edmonds (Tamahaki, 9 years old) of Raetihi


MOST VOTES CATEGORY (by public voting)


First – Entry 231 Te Aroha Rhind-Sutherland (Ngāti Paoa, Te Atiawa) of Masterton


First – Entry 177 Hinarera Lambert (Ngāti Hine, Ngāi Te Rangi) of Kaikohe


2ND – Entry 005 Tururangi Rowe (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Hikairo, Ngāti Uenuku) of Whakapapa Village