Ngā Hua Toi Website Design

Nurturing Contemporary Māori Arts

Ngā Hua Toi is an advocacy project for Māori Theatre and Dance practitioners across Aotearoa.

First established in 2020, Ngā Hua Toi delivers a programme of kaupapa, initiatives, kōrero and wānanga throughout Aotearoa including Te Taitokerau, Waikato, Heretaunga, Ōtautahi & Ōtepoti, as well as in the online space.

Ngā Hua Toi was created and is nurtured by a collective of ten Māori Contemporary Arts companies and festivals–The Grateful 8–based across the motu: Tāmaki Makaurau, Tūranga-nui-a- Kiwa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara and Ōtautahi.

The Grateful Eight includes:
– Hone Kouka
– Dolina Wehipeihana
– Amber Curreen
– Tainui Tukiwaho
– Marama Lloydd
– Tama Waipara
– Tanea Heke
– Tānemahuta Gray
– Hōhepa Waitoa
– and Mīria George.

Emerging theatre producer Vanessa Immink (Ngāti Apa, Tuwharetoa) was also a key component to the first year of kaupapa delivery as part of Ngā Hua Toi.

Tanker has a long-term, ongoing relationship with contemporary Māori Arts, creating websites for Tawata Productions, Kia Mau Festival and Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal’s Whare Tapere.

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The Brief

– Create a WordPress website that has the capacity to articulate Ngā Hua Toi’s activities as well provide an internal membership mechanism for Māori theatre and art artists.

Stage One

Landing Page Page Development, for an online presence while the rest of the site is built.
Elements included Logo, Orientation statement, and a Mailchimp signup form for notification when full site goes live

Stage Two

Allowed time for indepth strategy development on the full website and loading of basic pages:
– Homepage
– About page
– Contact page
– And a Digital content page with embedded tutorial videos and panel discussion videos.

Stage Three

Implementation of the full website and additional pages:
– Ngā Hua Toi series of activities + people
– Membership area and listings
– Job Listings
– Mailchimp popup subscription


A website with significant functionality to allow to ongoing nurturing and networking of contemporary Māori arts practitonioners.

Mīria George from Ngā Hua Toi: Thank you again for supporting the work of this fledgling organisation. It’s been greatly appreciated by our team. We would always recommend Tanker.

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