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WATCH | The Generation Gardener | Someday Stories 7
The Generation Gardener | Someday Stories 7 | Steven shows the beauty and struggle of growing bonsai trees as he reflects on his family’s journey and teaches the next generation of bonsai artists in Aotearoa. Director - Luke Ross Producer - Alice Youngquest Someday Stories is a series of short films made by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand, that articulate the change and impact on society they want for the future. Someday Stories 7 was made possible by our funders NZ On Air, Te Māngai Pāho and the NZ Film Commission.
Our Money - Documentary
83 year-old Helen attempts to establish a local currency in Carterton with the help of her working group, reflecting on her life and the values she strives to implement within the community. Starring | Helen Dew Director, Producer, Editor & Colourist | Luke Ross Producer | Hattie Adams Director of Photography | Dan Edser Assistant Camera | Alice Youngquest On-Set Sound | Tomas Clark Composer | William Philipson Audio Mix | POW Studios Motion Graphics | Michaela-Rose Tripp
The Wellbeing Protocol: Prosperous Communities
We want to reimagine grant funding and solve some key problems for funders and communities: how to get grant money (e.g. government, philanthropy, charity etc) to where it is most needed in the community. We are applying a web 3 lens: - Community co-ownership and empowerment - News ways of making decision (democracy 2.0) - Radical transparency - Tokenomic incentives - Predefined immutable agreements - Quadratic voting and conviction voting.
Māori Artist in Residence: Stevei Houkamau
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre inaugural Māori Artist in Residence in 2023 is renowned uku artist Stevei Houkamau (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui). Stevei’s strong connection to her whakapapa influences both her life and artwork. She carves her works with distinctive markings and has exhibited extensively throughout Aotearoa. Her work is held in many national and international collections. Stevei is a big believer that when you shake things up, ask for change, and for an organisation to listen, you have to be there, to help, to educate, and to move it forward. She has a place at the table to ensure Toi Pōneke is safe space and functions properly for Māori and Pasifika artists. “If a place is safe for Māori and Pasifika, it is a safe space for all cultures, because then we acknowledge mātauranga Māori and manaakitanga – those things that hold people to how they treat each other.” Council has operated Toi Pōneke Arts Centre since 2005. Since its inception, Toi Pōneke has supported hundreds of artists and organisations, through the provision of 24-hour access to subsidised studios, rehearsal rooms, exhibition space, resources, programmes, and more. Growing up in Cannons Creek, in a Māori and Pasifika community, and spending much time with whānau up the East Coast, has strongly influenced Stevei’s work. “My upbringing has influenced, especially, the surface design of my work, a mix of Māori and Pasifika patterns. My clay markings are the visual language that speaks to my whānau kōrero, kaupapa, and my whakapapa”, says Stevei. “Coming from a line of Māori chieftainesses (including Hinemaurea, Hinerupe, and Ruataupare), my work also brings out the stories of the wāhine in my family, the influences, and the mana they held. It is knowledge I will pass on to the next generations”. Part of Stevei’s residency sees her curating the Toi Pōneke Gallery exhibition Te Matapihi (24 June – 21 July), which coincides with Matariki. The exhibition brings together a group of talented, established, mainly Māori and Pasifika artists, and also features her own work. https://toiponeke.nz/ Council’s Aho Tini 2030 Arts, Culture, and Creativity Strategy focuses include inclusivity and working in partnership with mana whenua and Māori. https://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/plans-policies-and-bylaws/policies/aho-tini To keep up to date with what is happening in your city subscribe to our social media channels and newsletters. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WgtnCC Facebook: https://facebook.com/wellingtoncityco... Instagram: https://instagram.com/WgtnCC
Road Patrol Celebration 2022 featuring the Wellington Hurricanes!
Zara the Zebra goes wandering, and finds the Wellington Hurricanes training facility! To keep up to date with what is happening in your city subscribe to our social media channels and newsletters. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WgtnCC Facebook: https://facebook.com/wellingtoncityco... Instagram: https://instagram.com/WgtnCC
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