Flames of contemporary fashion fused with Māori culture flickered brightly in Te Puia in Rotorua last night at the inaugural Tiki Āhua - Kā Mura: Set Alight event, as fashion designers, performers and artists ignited the runway inspired by the Maori goddesses of fire through avant-garde.
Te Aitanga-a-Mate, Ngati Porou
Born and raised in Gisborne, Talisa attended Waikirikiri School, and Lytton High School.
At age seven, while living with her grandparents, her koro placed her in the te reo unit – a decision she is forever grateful for.
She has completed a BA in Maori Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (with merit) at Massey University, and has a background in print journalism.
Her interests include grassroots stories, indigenous cultures and progress for te reo Maori.
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