Storybox 9 Massey University College of Creative Arts 25 Mana Moana

  • Pou Auaha / Creative Directors
    Rachael Rakena, Mike Bridgman
  • Ringatoi Matua / Design Directors
    Louise Potiki Bryant, Karlo Mila, Johnson Witehira, Robyn Kahukiwa, Warren Maxwell
  • Ngā Kaimahi / Team Members
    Robert Appierdo, Andrew Croot
  • Kaitautoko / Contributors
    Dayle Takitimu, Michelle Ngamoki, Tina Ngata, Paddy Free, Rio Hemopo- Hunuki
  • Client
    Wellington City Council
Judge's comments:

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tō huarahi.
May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the shimmer of light guide you on your way.
Like the proverbial saying, Mana Moana guides the way through the glistening of light and and water – bringing to life the power and prestige of the ocean through presenting Māori and Pacifika stories in a visually compelling and impactful way on the Wellington waterfront.
The judges were impressed with both the breadth of collaboration and compelling presentation, bringing our cultural landscape to life in our urban landscape.