Ki ngā manapou ō Aotearoa

He whānau kotahi tātou katoa. Ahakoa nō tēnā kapa, nō tēnā kapa tātou, kei konei tātou ki te awhina i a tātou hapori, i nga wā katoa, i nga wāhi katoa e hiahiatia ana.

Kei te whakawhetai mātou i a koutou e te whānau.

He Tangata He Tangata

Kei te mihi kia nga Tangata motuhake on te whare o Te Menenga Pai
Not 1 of you have had Covid thank you for listening and following the tikanga around covid.

Prize 3 – Playful Pleasure

Canvas 16inch x 20inch “Playful pleasure”
Acrylic and acrylic mediums

Prize 2 – Arorangi – Aspiration

Carving – 10 inch x 9 inch. Mdf and Totara

Titled Arorangi – Aspiration

Prize 1 – Tui

Canvas 36 x 12 inches titled Tui

Daniel Ormsby

Daniel is a painter, Whakairo (traditional Maori carver), Ta Moko (traditional Maori tattooist) and educator based in Waitomo.

Art is a way of life for Daniel , a life long passion, particularly within the Maori art arena. It is through tradition and cultural responsibilities that he has found his place and purpose in the world, with a multitude of mediums available to record and preserve tribal history, whakapapa (genealogy) and religious or spiritual beliefs.

Daniel is driven by the journey to discover and push through creative boundaries as well as the excitement of watching things develop from an idea into a reality. The responsibility of being in charge of his creative vision, knowing that his art and his actions will go on to inspire others, are all facets of his approach to art. Through his reserved approach, Daniel has learnt to observe, understand and collate ideas and it is through his artistic interpretation that he has found a voice that can be heard.

Nga mihi Mahana

I just want acknowledge the service and kaimahi of Kahui Tu Kaha who continously wrapped their korowai around the needs of tangata, whanau & community. This organization continues to meet the needs & provide supports for others.


Turou Hawaiki

Congratulations on your resilience and commitment as one through difficult COVID times. Turou Hawaiki and Aroha Nui and keep up the great mahi.

Mihi Aroha

We recently lost our Hereana Roberts one of our leaders and a tutor of the Kapa. This mihi goes to our Kapa whanau (those who were in Rarotonga) and those athome.her whanau (Uncle Tom and Aunty Miri and whanau), and her whanau, hapu, who endured this tragedy with such strength.

He aroha mo te iwi

To all you awesome Ruku Ora peeps…thank you for your energy, your aroha and your commitment to this kaupapa and for keeping our whānau safe.