Mana Wāhine Film Award, 2019 Wairoa Māori Film Festival and Women in Film and Television NZ for services to Te Reo me ōna tīkanga Māori in film.
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.
‘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