October 04, 2012
Ruia Aperahama wins 2012 laureate
A big win for former Waatea host Ruia Aperahama.
The musician and songwriter has picked up one of five laureate awards from the Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards, which were presented in Auckland last night.
The $50,000 award has no time limit and is aimed at supporting the artist in whatever projects of directions they want to undertake.