The TAIHOA E HOA – NATIVES BE WOKE project broadcast will be available over live Radio, downloadable as a podcast and watchable online as a Vlog. This will be a permanent record available through the web.

The project not only shines a spotlight on wahine Māori but also highlights and acknowledges our indigenous sisters of the pacific.

The unique perspectives indigenous females bring to the arts have not yet been delivered in this type of media format and as a first, this project is especially significant in the region of Dunedin and Otago.

During these 8 episodes, we will highlight the ongoing issues for women and girls within arts and culture spaces, examine the barriers to engaging and discuss the ways we can break down these barriers.

Through the use of social media and Vlog we also hope to engage a younger audience in conversations about these issues.


TAIHOA E HOA hosts Lou Kewene-Doig, Vicki Lenihan and Irene Karongo Hundleby weave Māori & Pasifika women’s views with arts, music and culture to bring you this fresh VLOG-RADIO show NATIVES BE WOKE!

Your NBW team members are:

Vicki Lenihan (Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Kāti Huirapa) sculptor, writer, arts producer, advisor and advocate for local stories told by local artists.

Dr Irene Karongo Hundleby Solomon Island-New Zealand ethnomusicologist, co-owner Relics Music Dunedin, Malaitan culture & arts educator-storyteller-advocate-artist.

Lou Kewene-Doig (Tainui Waikato, Ngati Haua) M.Mus, B.Mus researcher, artist, music producer, educator.

Vicki, Irene & Lou are a formidable female group of minds, who like to explore the connections between creativity, technology and the indigenous world. With a staggering array of knowledge and experiences across the Arts, Culture and Heritage spectrum they are “Woke As”. They want to talk about the stories that occupy Arts and Culture from a female Indigenous view and at the same time connect with new underrepresented audiences using Vlog and Podcast technologies.

A learning experience for all… lets get WOKE!