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Tupuranga's second issue Lua: A Whole New World is the result of our first mentorship programme. Ten kaituhi were each paired with a mentor for three months. Over this time, the mentors gave guidance and support as the writers explored ideas and dove deep into their creativity as they responded to the idea 'A Whole New World'. 

Fa'afetai tele lava to all our kaituhi for the alofa they put into this project.

Thank you to Creative New Zealand for their generous funding of this project.


Writers | Mentors



Saraid de Silva | George Watson
Rex Paget | Grace Taylor

Blaze Forbes | Victor Rodger

Anne-Marie Te Whiu | Jacqueline Carter

Rangimiria Ihakara | Ataria Sharman
Rhegan Tu'akoi | Hana Pera Aoake

Jessica Maclean | Sinead Overbye

Siobhan Tumai | Tusiata Avia

Arielle Walker | essa may ranapiri

Geraldine Warren | Becky Manawatu

Listen to the A Whole New World podcast 



Feature artwork: Arielle Walker, distance rewoven from the roots to the stem (2020-ongoing). Hīkoi; 35mm film; dye-sublimated print of Taranaki harakeke and gorse onto hemp fibre unravelled by hand; whatu in plant-dyed (gorse, kānuka, harakeke, lupin, tanekaha) wool yarn. 600x 1000mm. Image: Emily Parr

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