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KupuSniper’s Lair



Tero-ism is conscious engagement, in the deliberate decolonisation of whanau, hapu, whenua and whakapapa; the critically creative expression of dissent; the subversion of existing colonial paradigms.


Tero-ism is the dissemination of Teke Talk as calculated whakapohane to ego-driven tikanga.


We will not go gently into the night…

(by Chanz Mikaere) The final day of the public submissions are being held at the Rotorua Lakes Council on the proposed Te Arawa Partnership model. There have been close to 2000 submissions received in total, representing a the highest number of submissions received on a single issue, with close to 200 people opting to speak in person to the Councillors directly. Visual artist, warrior poet Chanz Mikaere offered her own submission which was reflective, insightful and powerful while being respectful of sensitive ears, kupu kino were excluded from the verbal submission but...


Artist wants apology after work pulled (RNZ)

A Maori artist whose work was withdrawn from a planned exhibition after it was deemed too controversial is demanding that the Rotorua District Council apologise to her iwi. One of Chanz Mikaere's works removed from the exhibition.  Chanz Mikaere said it did not properly consult Te Arawa, even though it was artists from the iwi whose work was to be displayed in the council's inaugural art exhibition next month. An email obtained by Radio New Zealand and sent from a council staff member to Ms Mikaere stated "the...


Maori art showing genitalia cut from exhibit (TVNZ)

Maori artwork showing genitalia has been pulled from an exhibition. Rotorua artist, Chanz Mikaere, was invited to showcase her work at the Rotorua District Council's inaugural art exhibition, but swiftly got the chop when organisers viewed her creations. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="379"] Chanz Mikaere, Source: 1 NEWS[/caption] Mikaere, who is also known as the 'Teke Queen', has made a name for herself by producing controversial artwork. But it seems the two pieces offered are too risqué for the council. One piece shows a flaccid penis at the end of a...