Awards 2012 - NZ Maori Tourism
NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Image that captures the essence of Maori The winner of this inaugural award receives $2000 courtesy of NZ Maori Tourism.
Winner Aaron Smale © for his image published in NZ Geographic magazine.
The image depicts the temple gates at Ratana Pa.
A brass band, always a regular feature at Ratana events, forms a guard of honour as church members enter the temple gates for a service. Generations of families visit Ratana Pa every year, many because a family member was touched by Ratana's ministry decades earlier.
|Runner Up: James Heremaia ©
for his image published in the book "People of the Land" in 2010 by Huia Publishers. The image depicts Te Tokanganui-a-noho Marae, Te Kuiti. How to welcome visitors / travellers to the Marae is passed on to the young by Kaumatua.|
|Runner Up: Mike White ©
for his image published in North & South magazine in September 2011.
Tom Teika, 81, Granity, on his morning walk: "This is the place for me."|
|For further information about any images or the photographers please contact Travcom Administrator Helen Davies on Ph: (09) 624 5707
|Thank you to NZ Maori Tourism for supporting this award.|