July 06, 2023
Ngāti Whātua name for NZ Fashion Week
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has given New Zealand Fashion Week a new name – Kahuria.
It’s a reference to Te Kahu Tōpuni o Tuperiri, the hapu’s name for central Tāmaki Makaurau.
This year’s festival will have a strong focus on Te Ao Māori and sustainability
Festival general manager Yasmin Farry says the new partnership with tangata whenua highlight’s this year’s focus on te ao Māori and sustainability.
Ōrākei chair Marama Royal says as host iwi, Ngāti Whātua was keen to align the kaupapa to a cultural narrative relevant to Tāmaki Makaurau.
Fashion Week is at the Viaduct Events Centre from August 29 to September 2.