Matariki Songwriting Competition Archives
The 2012 Matariki Songwriting Competition
FIRST PLACE ANNOUNCED
to Petra Bullock from Takapuna Grammar for her song ‘Scarlet’
Matariki Songwriting Competition judge Tama Waipara listened extensively to the “rich talent” of the finalists, looking “specifically at the relevance of the writing to Matariki and the links therein”. He chose Petra Bullock and her song ‘Scarlet’ for her ”sophistication of ideas and interesting lyrical approach”.
Petra Bullock performed at the official Marariki Festival launch at the Mangere Arts Centre Thursday 14th June and will be performing at several other events along with other finalists throughout the festival.
The 10 finalists for the 2012 Matariki Songwriting Competition (in no particular order):
‘Essence Above’ – Eden Roberts
‘Love Boat’ – Ashley Tipene
‘Kotiri’ – Racheal Fenton
‘Seasons Of Change’ – Mariah McGregor
‘Eyes Of God’ – Mele Hala and Elizabeth Fa’amamafa
‘Scarlet’ – Petra Bullock
‘Whispers Of The Wind’ – Eloise Mcintyre
‘Seven Eyes’ – Hannah Horsfield
‘Reach Forward’ – Erica Cheriton
‘Little Eyes’ – Roxy van Dam
About Matariki Songwriting Competition:
Students were asked to write a song that “celebrates Matariki (the Maori New Year)
- what Matariki means to you, your family and your community.
The lyrics could be in Te Reo Maori, English or be bilingual.
Auckland Secondary School Students were invited to enter their song into the inaugural competition that inspires a celebration of Matariki.
Listen to the 2011 Matariki Album here:
CONGRATULATIONS Eden Tautali (St Cuthberts College) for her winning song ‘Poukura’
OTHER FINALISTS (alphabetical order by song title):
Rehia Rupuha (Te Kura o Hoani Waititi) – ‘Atua’
Petra Bullock (Takapuna Grammar School) – ‘Comfortable Silence’
Charlotte Goodwin (Kaipara College) – ‘Fire’
Brooke Waterson (Kaipara College) – ‘Matariki’
Te Ahorangi Winitana (Te Kura o Ahorangi) – ‘Matariki – Oku Mareikura’
Hinemaia Ngatai-Smith (Western Springs College) – ‘My Imaginery World’
Arihia Cassidy and Tahu Henare (Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae) – ‘Snakes and Ladders’
Roxy van Dam (Kaipara College) – ‘Take My Hand’
Savannah Cox (Kaipara College) -
‘The Night Before The Dawn’
Salote King (Kaipara College) – ‘Watching Tiny Eyes’
Avalon Hewitt (Kaipara College) – ‘When Stars Collide’