© 2019 by Tupuranga. Graphic Design by Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

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Tupuranga is a new journal of indigenous writing that aims to publish, advocate for and support Indigenous and POC writers from within the Moana or that write with relevance to it.

This online space is for voices who are not always heard, or listened to. Submissions are open to all Indigenous writers of the Moana and the diaspora. We prioritise voices of Aotearoa's tangata whenua.

We acknowledge that Aotearoa belongs to it's tangata whenua, who are the rightful guardians of its land, air and sea. We acknowledge the trauma of colonisation, that has resulted in generations of cultural dislocation and displacement, loss of language, and rights for many Māori.  We acknowledge that we inhabit stolen land, and endeavour to uphold Māori sovereignty as best as we can.

Your voice is powerful, wonderful, and important. We want to hear from you and to share it with others. 

Tino Rangatiratanga!

Tihei mauri ora!



We are a group of writers, editors, publishers and artists who identify as Indigenous to either Aotearoa, or are Indigenous people of the diaspora. We hope to give opportunities for experience in editing for those interested, and so this editorial team is open to growing, fluctuating, expanding and learning. We differ, but have an overall shared kaupapa to raising Indigenous voices. If you''re interested in editing an issue or being a part of the team, get in touch. 

Our team currently consists of:

Hana Pera Aoake

Pearl Hotene

Nina Powles

George Watson

Gem Wilder

Faith Wilson



The artwork on this website is designed by Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho. All of the images are the artists personal response to Indigineity and what it means for them, as well as an interpretation of the word Tupuranga, which means to grow. 

If you are interested in Huriana's work, check it out on Instagram @hurianakt.a

The fonts used on this website are Churchward Māori and Churchward Newstype, created by Samoan/New Zealand designer Joseph Churchward.