Posted Wednesday 06 Jun 2018
Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble will fill the newly-created senior executive position of Pou Whakahaere. Waaka-Tibble is a producer with extensive experience in governance, culture, intellectual property rights, iwi and community organisations as well as active involvement in M?ori screen issues.
As Pou Whakahaere, Waaka-Tibble (pictured below) will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the NZFC's Te Rautaki M?ori strategy announced last month. Te Rautaki brings with it a commitment to three new funding initiatives for the production and development of M?ori films. The strategy was created over the past two and a half years in collaboration with M?ori screen organisation Ng? Aho Whakaari and the wider M?ori film sector.