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KupuSniper’s Lair

Teroism:101

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 know who you are, we are watching you” (Marae)

"When you look around the Marae and you can’t help but pull your baby close because you know stay away from that Uncle". Chanz Mikaere, a provocative Te Arawa artist, poet and academic is calling for iwi and hapū to "stand down" known and convicted pedophiles sitting on the paepae. Mikaere hopes, by addressing the issue, whānau and hapū can help all involved. Is this an issue in your rohe? By Kereama Wright...

Artist releases works of Te Arawa superheroes (Te Kaea)

A Te Arawa artist is launching a collection of works in the form of a comic book which depicts kapa haka performers as superheroes. The artist, Chanz Mikaere, says the project has been five years in the making. Mikaere says, “We need to show our kids positive role models and that we have got them. We don't have to look at the likes of Marvel for ways of living, for ways of being Māori now, for ways of being leaders and understanding pressure”. The series is a comic book that depicts...

Chanz Mikaere, Artist
Director on Paakiwaha

“Te Arawa Superheroes: a World First for recognising kapahaka legacies” “In the age of Superheroes and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense to use the superhero genre and combine kapahaka, te reo, visual arts and technology in spectacular ways: acknowledging the kaihaka of my generation. In a time when rangatahi need powerful and positive recognisable cultural role models, the Te Arawa Superheroes are a world first: resurrecting Tupuna as recognised Kaihaka to acknowledge excellence.” The project has been 5 years in the making. Casting the kaihaka...

Indigenous issues web series to launch in June

A Rotorua-based NZ digital production team are working in conjunction with an international production group from Canada to make a high end digital web and social media series aimed at empowering indigenous young women. Māori artist Chanz Mikaere, spokesperson for the international web series which comprises 30 episodes. “Having an ability to tell stories across continents, across mediums, across social media platforms- which is quite frankly where story telling seems to be going.  It's wonderful to have whakairo and raranga - it's great to have platforms in...

Te Arawa Superheroes
graphic novel to launch

When it comes to super heroes, our children are inundated with media from overseas. But a Māori publisher wants to offer our kids an alternative to the usual fare that's served up by the likes of Marvel Entertainment. A new book is set to hit the shelves that recounts the superhuman exploits of our ancestors. Reporter Rapaera Tawhai got a sneak peek at the publication entitled Te Arawa Super Heroes and filed this report....

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...