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2018 WINNER: MASSEY - COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS

Massey - COCA
Standing from left: The Massey CoCA Team: Linda Baxter, Hon. Grant Robertson, Tony Parker, Rebecca Sinclair, Anna Brown, Simon Mark, Andre Ktori, Sue Elliott, James Coyle, Claire Robinson, Penny Packard, Tama Kirikiri, Heike Ulrich, Jeannette Troon, Brian Lucid, Herbert Bartley, Sarah Hutchings, Eric Janssen Editor - The Dominion Post, Ati Teepa,
Kneeling front from left: Rachel Walton, Germaine Tang, Ana Trenwith.


MASSEY COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS 
~ The Smarts Arts....
Claire Robinson
Massey’s College of Creative Arts has been ranked the top design school in the Asia-Pacific region this year, and offers a range of qualifications from Bachelor degrees all the way to PhD, with 94% of graduates finding work within 6 months.

Thinking creatively is being seen more and more as a way of solving many of the world’s woes, Prof Claire Robinson (pictured), Pro-Vice Chancellor, says. “Helping students harness their talent and imagination to work towards a better future is going to pay dividends now and well into the future, a positive difference for not just their generation, but also for the ones coming after them.”

Learn more:  www.creative.massey.ac.nz    CoCA Massey

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MEET THE 2018 FINALISTS:
Aurora 44, Chamber Music New Zealand, Mixt, Taki Rua Productions & Wrestler....


AURORA44
 ~ Big Game Hunters 
Derek Bradley
In a world where danger lurks at every turn, it helps to be an award-winning game maker. Aurora44 is just that – the company’s soon to be released RPG Ashen won multiple awards at the E3 Expo including Unreal Engine's Outstanding Gameplay and Window's Central Best of E3. It’s just the beginning - Aurora44 started out five years ago with just two developers, now they’ve got 40. 

“We signed with Xbox in 2014, which gave us the tools to achieve our vision. We have since been working with award-winning Publisher, Annapurna Interactive, to bring Ashen to life” Creative Director Derek Bradley (pictured) says. “And to make original hand-crafted experiences for games.”

Learn More: www.ashen-game.com    #aurora44games
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CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND - Music on the movePeter Walls
Chamber Music New Zealand brings music to the people, thanks to a dedicated team they tour international and local artists, commission new works, offer free concerts for kids and masterclasses for students, hold accessible concerts and workshops, and run the iconic national secondary schools contest, usually working three years or more in advance.

“We’re a national organisation,” CEO Peter Walls (pictured) says. “We’ve been based in Wellington from the start, so we do more here than anywhere else, and smaller centres get a selection.” Venues range from the lushness of the Michael Fowler Centre to more informal craft beer establishments. Cheers!

Learn more: www.chambermusic.co.nz     @ChamberMusicNew Zealand
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MIXTJessica Manins ~ Simulation Generation
Mixt is an interactive development studio specialising in 360° video and augmented and virtual reality products that educate, inspire and engage users. Mixt made NZ’s first virtual driving application for NZTA and therapeutic VR experiences for patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

They recently produced the worlds first 360° orchestral performance with a live audience, as well as working on some super secret R&D projects "We make stuff that makes a difference” says Co-founder Jessica Manins (pictured).

They make stuff that makes a difference. Thank you!

Learn more:  mixtstudio.co.nz Mixt
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TAKI RUA PRODUCTIONSTanemahuta Gray ~ Maori & Pasifika voices & stories

Taki Rua is the longest-standing Māori theatre production company in Aotearoa, starting out in that legendary venue the Depot Theatre and becoming a national touring company reaching audiences of thousands around the country.

Taki Rua produces, commissions and develops theatre with a distinctively Māori voice, Kahukura/CEO Tānemahuta Gray (pictured) says. “We like to challenge audiences, and artists, to celebrate and share stories from our nation.”

A recent achievement has been the founding of Te Haukāinga, a new hub for Māori and Pasifika theatre companies in Taranaki Street.

Learn more:        www.takirua.co.nz     Taki Rua        Tanemahuta Gray

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WRESTLERWrestler ~ No holds bards....
Wrestler is a creative agency with a strong focus on storytelling through video, virtual and augmented reality. Since 2016, Wrestler has seen phenomenal growth, more than tripling its staff in just under two years.

“It may seem strange, but last year we decided not to grow into Auckland or overseas,” founder and business director Ben Forman (pictured with co-owner and new co-parent* Kat Lintott) says. “We think Wellington is pretty special, so our goal is to grow Wrestler into a world-class production company, based right here.”

* Ben and Kat just co-produced the smallest Wrestler - Willoughby.

Learn More: www.wrestler.nz   Wrestler
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