Panellist and artist profiles
He uri tēnei nō ngā iwi i heke mai ai i runga i ngā waka o Te Arawa, o Tainui, o Takitimu, o Horouta, o Mataatua me ngā iwi hoki i take mai nei i te whenua nei, i te Ūkaipō.
Dr Aroha Yates-Smith is writer and scholar with research interests which include karanga, Māori spirituality, Māori women’s arts and crafts, traditional Māori healing practices and many other issues pertaining to Māori women and the environment. Aroha was Professor and Dean of Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, School of Māori and Pacific Development, at the University of Waikato. Aroha's current focus is on writing books and song poetry about Māori goddesses, and assisting in bringing healing to people and the land.
Dr Caroline Daley is the Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Auckland. A Historian of twentieth century New Zealand, she has published in the general field of New Zealand's social and cultural history, with a particular emphasis on the history of the body. Her current research is on beauty queens and physique kings in twentieth century New Zealand.
Colin Mathura-Jeffree is a New Zealand model, actor, television host and spokesperson. He is best known to audiences for being one of the judges of New Zealand's Next Top Model and New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker. Colin has been a model for 20 years. He has graced the catwalk for iconic fashion houses such as Working Style and Versace and modelled for many international fashion magazines.
Francis Kora and the Modern Māori Quartet
The music line-up included Francis Kora and the Modern Māori Quartet – two great live acts. The quartet have been described as the ‘creative love child of Flight of the Conchords, Prince Tui Teka, The Māori Volcanics and The Quin Tikis’.