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Toi Kiri: Artist registrations are closing soon

Released 14 June 2024

Tā moko and tā tatau artist registrations are currently open for Toi Kiri 2024, happening from 14 to 24 October in Mount Maunganui.

Here is your opportunity to profile your tā moko tattoo practice alongside other leading indigenous practitioners from around the world for the most exciting indigenous event on the international calendar!


Released 5 October 2023

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa kaiako who attended the Toi Kiri Indigenous Arts Festival in Tauranga over the weekend all agree, it was a resounding success.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa kaiako attending 2023 Toi Kiri Festival in Tauranga

Released 28 September 2023

Gemma Bradly-Jacka announces the kaiako attending from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to participate in the festival.

Local Focus: Indigenous tattoos showcased in Tauranga

Released 23 September 2022

Gavin Ogden joins indigenous artists of Toi Kiri on the marae during wananga at Whareroa Marae.

Cultures connected through tattoo

Released 23 September 2022

Sunmedia's Georgia Minkhorst meets with Julie Paama-Pengelly to talk about Toi Kiri.

Indigenous Artists Gather At Tā Moko Wānanga

Released 29 March 2020

During Wānanga Indigenous 2020, Justine Murray of Te Ahi Kaa at Radio New Zealand came down to spend some time with us on the marae. She shared kai and many stories with us before heading off to interview some of the participants at this years wānanga.

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Local Focus: Māori leading indigenous tattoo resurgence

Released 23 March 2020

Gavin Ogden, Tauranga Video Journalist of NZH Local Focus, joined as at Tā Atea and again after the event with Julie Paama-Pengelly to talk about the the international resurgence of indigenous tattoos.

Indigenous artists share craft at extravaganza

Released 15 March 2020

"Indigenous tattoo artists from around the world have gathered to share their craft and traditions at the Tattoo and Art Extravaganza at TECT Arena."

"The Ta Atea space at the exhibition is hosting over 20 indigenous artists from around the world with artists coming from as far away as Iceland and Northern Canada."

Tā Atea 2020

Released 27 August 2019

In the build up to the New Zealand Tattoo and Art ExtravagaNZa (NZTE) 2020, the organisers put this together with the help of TMT in support and promotion of the upcoming events highly anticipated 'Indigenous Tā Atea'.

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Here you'll find articles we're passionate about both here in Aotearoa and internationally, upcoming workshops, other cultural oriented projects in the community, Ngā Uri o Muturangi events, events supported by Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust, and more. 

If you have something happening that you'd like to share here thats similar to the kaupapa of Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust then send us a quick message.

Without their Support


Toi Kiri is able to happen thanks to an awesome team of committed volunteers and sponsors who help us to work towards achieving our goals.

One of our core goals is to build strong, sustainable and enduring relationships with organisations, groups and individuals within the rohe of Tauranga Moana to ensure the continued advancement and development of ngā toi māori - Māori arts, the wider creative community and art audiences.

If you feel that our kaupapa might align with your goals, please reach out in an email or message and we can meet and have a chat.

Over the years, Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust owes thanks our funders, sponsors, supporters and volunteers who make it possible for us to achieve and celebrate Toi Kiri. Thank you for being an integral part of the journey.