Ramai Hayward

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

You may have heard recently that a true pioneer of NZ film-making, Ramai Hayward passed away earlier this month. Ramai was a Life Member of WIFT AK and was made WIFT Auckland Patron at the 2004 WIFT International NZ Summit.

We have long held Ramai in high esteem due to her significant contribution to the NZ Film industry in both drama and documentary.

Her partnership with her husband Rudall formed one of the most instrumental and ground breaking working relationships in NZ film spanning decades from the 1930's to the 1970's. In that time she was credited frequently as Director, Writer and Producer, Ramai was also pioneering Actor, Film maker and Photographer and her work forms an important building block in New Zealand's film making history.

We take this moment to remember a beloved WIFT member and true trail-blazer, Ramai Hayward.





Kua hinga te totara, a mighty Totara tree has fallen.

Ramai Te Miha (Ngai Tahu, Ng?ti Kahungunu) was the first M?ori film-maker. She met Rudall Hayward, when he directed her in 'Rewi's Last Stand', (1936) and soon after they married.

Thus, a M?ori woman became actively involved in the production of moving images for the screen.

For more than thirty years Ramai and Rudall Hayward produced work together, including documentaries shot both in New Zealand ("The Song of the Wanganui", 1961) and abroad ("Inside Red China", 1958 ).

Ramai was a long-time and fervent supporter of the burgeoning M?ori film industry, a beautiful and gracious woman who will be deeply missed by wh?nau, friends and colleagues.

-Tribute by Ella Henry

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Job at CPIT

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014


Technical Facilities Supervisor to look after Screen and Television.

The New Zealand Broadcasting School at CPIT is looking for someone special, a Technical Facilities Supervisor to look after Screen and Television.

This is a full-time permanent position. Spread the word.

As our technical guru in screen and TV, you will:
- Install, develop and maintain electronic, electrical and computer-based equipment and systems supporting, in particular, screen and television production tutors and students.
- Provide technical instruction and tutorials for students, including assisting with teaching and learning of students' practical competencies and understanding
- Provide operational, maintenance and instruction support for the NZBS and the Department.

The school is part of the Department of Creative Industries at CPIT, a group of highly skilled professionals in the fields of broadcasting, art, design, fashion, music, singing, and theatre. The NZBS provides media education and training in screen and television production, broadcast journalism and radio broadcasting, and works in closely with industry, immersing students in applied hands-on learning at all levels.
In this role you will make a significant contribution to the smooth running of the New Zealand Broadcasting School. To succeed you will enjoy:
- Working cooperatively and collegially supporting others in a learning environment
- Sharing your technical skills and expertise
- Taking initiative and providing continuous improvement.

By working at the New Zealand Broadcasting School you are shaping the media workforce of the future. At CPIT we offer a huge community of colleagues, a stimulating, busy atmosphere, and considerate terms of employment.

To Apply

We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit

Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz

Applications close - Monday, 04 August 2014