Mōrehu Nikora

Te Aitanga a Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri

"Gisborne resident Mōrehu Nikora (Ngāi Tamanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) was awarded the Te Pakiwaitara i te Reo Māori Award for Best Short Story Written in Māori for his work He Reta mā Taku Huia Kamanawa. Judge for the category Julian Wilcox of Māori Television noted Nikora’s work as ‘Warm, invigorating, enlightening and engaging.’ ‘Whilst the language used was of an exemplary nature,’ said Wilcox, ‘what perhaps matters most is that this is a simple message for an unborn child, capturing the signs of our times and hopes for our future generations.’"

Biographical sources

  • https://mlt.org.nz/the-pikihuia-awards/the-2009-pikihuia-awards/ 22 November 2016


  • "He Reta mā Taku Huia Kamanawa." Huia Short Stories 8. Huia Publishers, 2009.