Nicole Hawkins

Nicole Hawkins (Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa, Ngāti Pāhauwera) is a teacher that lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She has strong connections to the Wairarapa and Kāpiti, where she grew up, and a Bachelor’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington.

Ātea
Aug 14, 2019

For the love of tikanga, please stop putting food on your head!

This year Nicole Hawkins has decided to opt out of Visa Wellington on Plate over their refusal to engage with people who are offended by their marketing creative.

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Ātea
Mar 20, 2018

You can’t copyright culture, but damn I wish you could

Nicole Hawkins questions the motives of non-Māori artists who use Māori stories and bodies in their work. 

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