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Hone Tuwhare is wide­ly regard­ed as one of New Zealand’s most accom­plished and trea­sured poets.

The Hone Tuwhare Char­i­ta­ble Trust was estab­lished to pur­chase and restore Hone Tuwhare’s crib, devel­op resources for schools and ini­ti­ate events through­out Aotearoa that cel­e­brate Hone and his con­tri­bu­tion to the Arts.

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Our kau­pa­pa:

To inspire peo­ple through the preser­va­tion, pro­mo­tion and cel­e­bra­tion of Hone’s legacy”

Trust objec­tives:

  • To pur­chase and restore Hone Tuwhare’s crib at Kaka Point, South Ota­go, for use as a cre­ative res­i­den­cy — the first to be estab­lished in the home of a Maori writer.
  • To sup­port the devel­op­ment of resources for schools and kura kau­pa­pa Maori, in Eng­lish and Maori, cov­er­ing poet­ry, writ­ing, self-expres­sion and Hone’s life and work.
  • To ini­ti­ate events that cel­e­brate Hone’s con­tri­bu­tion to the arts in  Aotearoa New Zealand.

While the writ­ers’ res­i­dence will be locat­ed in South Ota­go, the trust will have a nation­wide focus.

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All poet­ry used on this web­site with the per­mis­sion of the Estate of Hone Tuwhare. Copy­right and pub­lish­ing rights for all poems are held by Rob Tuwhare on behalf of the Estate of Hone Tuwhare. For per­mis­sion to reprint, per­form, or dis­play Hone’s work please email