Sign up now for the latest news from around the Motu & Te Ao Māori direct to your inbox, © 2020 Copyright Māori Television - All rights reserved | Terms of Access, Gucci's fashion faux pas imitating ‘Devast8' tattoo, From cleaning out 'spew buckets' to running the show, New waiata reflecting Haapu's Māori and Tahitian heritage, Māori Television announces Shane Taurima as new CEO, Maiava: using music to help rangatahi battling depression. I worked at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi while Eruera trained as a teacher. The film will premiere next month as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. Hepi Mita was only a baby when his mother, Merata Mita, became the first Māori woman, and the first indigenous woman in the world, to write and direct a feature film.
Add the email addresses of friends or family members you'd like to notify about this obituary. "Arohanui ki te whanau o Eruera Mita. Suddenly taken on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Whakatane, Eruera (Bob) Kawhia Tuhura Mita, son of Merata Mita (Ngati Pikiao) and Mahuta Mahue Tuhura (Ngati Porou). But to her son Hepi she was a loving mother. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen’ tells the story of Mita through the eyes of her tamariki. ... She was eligible for three days’ leave to attend the tangi, got 12 hours, had 10 minutes with her son before the lid was put on his coffin and had four hours with whanau. He was living and working as a journalist in the US when he got the news, in 2010, that his mother had died … My apologies for not being able to attend the tangi.Arohanui ki te whanau, maumahara te ora o Eruera. My thoughts and love to the whanau during this sad time and may the memories of Eruera bring a smile to your hearts.Na Bruce George. “The most emotional piece of footage I found was my mum in 1977 talking about her own experience with abortion," he says, "That’s the very first recording there is of my mother, her start in the industry.
“It’s a funny thing about making this movie because my relationship with her is that I’m the pōtiki of my whanau. Give others a chance to express condolences. I’ve always been the baby. I was shocked to hear of his sudden passing of such a young man and father.Maumahara te ora o Eruera. That was a hell of a way to make an appearance. I had the privellige of working and knowing Mereta and Richard through Don Selwyn.
Please try again.
Suddenly taken on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Whakatane, Eruera (Bob) Kawhia Tuhura Mita, … Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen’ tells the story of Mita through the eyes of her tamariki. Merata Mita died in 2010, three weeks short of her 68th birthday. and Mauri. Loving partner of Hera Wirepa. Expert advice: what to do and say when someone dies. Share memories or express condolences below. May the memories of Eruera live long and put a smile in your hearts.Na Bruce George, Kia orana te whanau o ErueraI'm shocked to hear the news of the sudden passing of Eruera. This and other experiences inform her activism on behalf of prisoners.
Suddenly taken on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Whakatane, Eruera (Bob) Kawhia Tuhura Mita, son of Merata Mita (Ngati Pikiao) and Mahuta Mahue Tuhura (Ngati Porou). By the time I was born, mum had already made a lot of her work.". Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name? I worked at Awanuiarangi while Eruera trained as a Kaiako. At that time, Mita, who hails from Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāi Te Rangi, had established herself as a prominent NZ filmmaker following the critical success of her films Patu! There was an error sending your email. December 29, 2016 | Tauranga Moana, BAY OF PLENTY, Arohanui ki te whanau o Eruera Mita. "Kahore hoki te tangata e mohio ki te wa mona." Published in The New Zealand Herald on Dec. 12, 2016. She was a film pioneer, a trail-blazer who helped shape Māori cinema. I had the privellige...", "Kia orana te whanau o Eruera I'm shocked to hear the news...". ", "It raised a lot of questions, but in the end it made me respect her even more for making that stand.”. Inform family & friends of Eruera's passing. "Kahore hoki te tangata e mohio ki te wa mona." I have had the privilege to work and know Mereta and Richard. Father to Rapanui, Wahia, Te Rongopai,... Get email updates about Eruera MITA delivered directly to your inbox. She was a film pioneer, a trail-blazer who helped shape Māori cinema. Heperi Mita spent five years looking through archival footage and interviewing his five siblings about his mother who passed away in 2010. My thoughts and love to the whanau. Friends say her loss is a huge blow to the industry. MITA, Eruera. The son of influential filmmaker Merata Mita says he found out about his mother’s abortion while conducting research on a film he's made about her. (That was Mauri, in 1988.) But to her son Hepi she was a loving mother. Trailblazing film-maker Merata Mita collapsed and died yesterday while at Maori Television to discuss a documentary. “It’s a funny thing about making this movie because my relationship with her is that I’m the pōtiki of my whanau. The 32-year-old spent much of his childhood growing up in Hollywood with Mita and his father, director Geoff Murphy.