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Puoro Ki Te Ao
Oro Mauri o Puu-te-hue nā Komako Silver

Oro Mauri o Puu-te-hue nā Komako Silver

Hine Puu-te-hue, atua of hue (gourd), holds special significance for taonga puoro artist Komako Silver, who grew up steeped in the traditions and practices surrounding hue. In 'Oro Mauri o Puu-te-hue', Komako beckons us to embark upon a journey through the realms of pūrākau and melody. We join Hine Puu-te-hue on her odyssey amidst the tempestuous storms of creation, experiencing a profound meditation on themes of resilience, healing and reconciliation.

Capturing the sacred haerenga (journey) of Hine Puu-te-hue into the eye of the storm, 'Oro Mauri o Puu-te-hue' follows the creation story in which Tāwhirimātea, in a fit of rage, seeks to annihilate his siblings. Sent by her father Tāne, Hine Puu-te-hue transmutes the tumultuous winds of Tāwhiri fury through her breath, offering healing sounds of peace amidst the chaos. Komako offers a contemporary embodiment of Hine-puu-te-hue, inviting us to witness, feel and embrace the intimacy of pain, anger and hurt through the compassionate act of Aro Ki te haa. To find the neutrality and Oro-rua in one's own heart.

“She [Hine puu-te-hue] teaches that we are able to harmonise that and actually give back peace, and to alchemise all of those different energies and to actually bring medicine. It's kind of like turning poison into medicine. That's what I feel she offers us, and I think that's a massive superpower.” 

Created with a special message for rangatahi (youth), 'Oro Mauri o Puu-te-hue' encourages us to embrace our identities and our full spectrum of human emotions—from sorrow and anger to joy and peace. It highlights the importance of acknowledging and harmonising these diverse feelings, through which we can transform life's challenges into sources of healing and strength, and foster a sense of peace and positive energy in our lives. 


E mihi kau ana ki te tira tautoko i te kaupapa Puoro ki te Ao 

Kaitito, Kaipuoro: Komako Silver 

Te Tira Hanga Hōtaka Māori 

Kaihautū Matua: Diana Marsh, Claire Szabó 
Kaihautū Puoro Māori,Hanga Hōtaka Māori: Toni Huata 
Kairuruku Hanga Hōtaka Māori: Kirsten Te Rito 
Kaitohutohu Hanga Hōtaka Māori: Roger Smith 
Kaiwhakahaere Whakatairanga: Leoné Venter 
Kaiāwhina Hanga Hōtaka : Jonathan Engle, Sarah Ballard, Isobelle Walker, Yeonhee Lee, Grace Newman, Aisyah Dzulkiflee 

He mihi nui ki te tira tautoko 
Kaihanga Kiriata: The Renegade Peach Project – Mark Russell (Director, DOP, Editor) and Iraia Whakamoe, Arlo Edwards (Camera Operators) 
Pakiwaituhi: The Makers Initiative – Owen Watts 
Taupuni Hopuoro: Matrix Digital – Phill Adams, Simon Blackwell (Sound Engineers) 
Kaiwhakatauira Whakanikoniko: IDIA – Johnson Witehira, Kimiora Whaanga (Graphic Designers) 
Kaimanaaki, Kaitautoko: James Illingworth, Tracey Mackay 
Ringa Whakapai Āhua: Michelle Trigger 
Kaikarakia, Kaitautoko: Adrian Tangaroa Wagner 

Ngā Takiwā: 

Otari-Wiltons Bush, Matrix Studios  

Taonga Puoro: 

Puruhau, Poiāwhiowhio, Pūrerehua, Pūkeko wing, Tumutumu, Uku Punga Ihu, Hue Punga Ihu, Pākuru 

He mihi nui ki te Manatū Taonga, nā rātou te pūtea tautoko 

This film is supported by funding from Manatū Taonga | The Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 


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