The potentially-celebratory issue #50, scheduled for publication in March 2011, was postponed to July due … Read More
TE KARAKA 50 – MAKARIRI/WINTER 2011
The potentially-celebratory issue #50, scheduled for publication in March 2011, was postponed to July due to the devastating Canterbury earthquake in February – and this took over to become the cover and lead story, rather than its own birthday; finding an image for the cover that hadn't been seen widely in the media already was a challenge but was achieved with great success, thanks to (then) editor Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i sourcing Aaron Smale's dramatic photograph.
Contents: earthquake stories: Otautahi rising from the ruins; coping with earthquake trauma; loss of a son, Joseph Pohio; sending children away to safety; celebrating a new home; new sewerage system ideas; also in this issue: poet Hinemoana Baker; 50 years of Te Karaka; Rainbow Springs in Rotorua; Ryan triplets' 80th birthday; Hekia Parata; Mo Tatou after five years; reviving Wairewa; taonga conservator Rangi Te Kanawa; Keri Hulme; and more.
Te Karaka magazine is published by Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu - Ngāi Tahu are the Māori people of the southern islands of New Zealand, Te Waipounamu, the Greenstone Isle, and hold the rangatiratanga or tribal authority to over 80 per cent of the South Island of New Zealand. The magazine is represented here by its 50th issue, since first appearing in 1994. It has now become as much the "outward voice of Ngai Tahu" as it was about communicating with iwi.
A recent refresh saw implementation of Kris Sowersby's Karbon and Newzald as the base fonts – another aspect of its New Zealandness. Te Karaka is loved by the iwi, but is also distributed widely throughout government and NGO circles, and is available for retail purchase. The care with which the editorial and design team put the magazine together is reflected in the quality of writing, photography and layout, and has seen it gain peer recognition as finalist in national magazine awards over the last few years. Read Less