Awards

  • Medal of Honour, Women in Film and Television NZ  2018 Recognition of founding board member Wellington
  •  Solid Sister Arts Leadership Award Australia, 2015  winner for working with Māori and Pasifika filmmakers presented in Toronto Canada by Solid Screen Festival Director Jenny Fraser, Curator Cybertribe online/Solid Screen Film Festival.
  • Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.38.10 pm‘SIVA’ 2015 music video Director/Composer Fonoti Pati Umaga winner of Artistic Achievement, Arts Access Aōtearoa 2015 Video Producer: Whetu Fala
  • Te Reo Māori Awards NZ, Innovation, 2008
    Finalist as Producer for DVD “Raising Bilingual Children – Generation Reo.”
  • NZ TV Guide Best on the Box, Best Reality Series, 2007
    Finalist as Producer for  “Waka Reo – Series 2” television reality series.
  • Air NZ Screen Awards, Achievement in Camera Documentary, 2007
    Finalist as Producer for “Waka Reo – Series 2” reality television series
  • ImagineNative Film Festival Toronto Canada, Best Drama Series, 2001  Winner as writer for “Haka & Siva” for AROHA 6 part television te reo drama series.
  • Chapman Trip Theatre Awards Wellington NZ, Best Production, 1995 Winner for “Taki Toru” as a Dancer/Performer Directors: Keri Kaa, Sunny Amey, Jan Bolwell Theatre: Taki Rua
  • Canterbury Film Festival, NZ  Audience Choice Award, 1992 Winner as Director/Writer of short film “Mokopuna.”
  • FACTS Advertising Awards, Australia, Best Commercials, 1991 Commendation for performance as “Mother” in Road Safety TVC DOP: Leon Nareby Director: Gregor Nicholas Producer: Dorthe Schefferman Agency: Jane Byrne
  • USA Television Advertising Awards, Gold Mobius, 1990 Winner for Performance as Mother in Road Safety TVC DOP: Leon Nareby Director: Gregor Nicholas Producer: Dorthe Scheffeman Agency: Jane Byrne
  • Best Supporting Actor Female Dominion Newspaper, Wellington NZ 1986 Winner for character “Mum” in the play “Kohanga” by Apirana Taylor Director Rangimoana Taylor at Depot Theatre
  • Most Promising Debut Actor Female Dominion Newspaper, Wellington NZ 1985 Winner for character “Woman” in the play “Waiting Women” written & directed by Graeme Tetly at Depot Theatre.

 

 

Still: ‘Mokopuna’  L-R Oriana Walker, Pita te Tau, Hori Ahipene, Stuart Turner, Tina Cook Producers: Kara Paewai, Christina Asher  Writer/Director Whetu Fala