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The Maori Literature Trust's Te Papa Tupu programme has picked six aspiring writers have been picked to spend six months working alongside mentors to develop their manuscripts and improve their writing skills.

They will also attend workshops and a national writers’ festival, become part of a writing community and receive a grant to cover costs.

Reina Whaitiri, who judged the entrants alongside the trust's Whiti Hereaka, says while some delved into Maori mythology and history, others explored new and exciting topics.

This year's writers areThe six writers are:

Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman, (Ngāpuhi, Tapuika Te Arawa) Porirua

Cassie Hart, (Ngāi Tahu) New Plymouth

Colleen Maria Lenihan, (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) Auckland

Hone Rata, (Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki) New Plymouth

Nadine Hura, (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) Aotea Park

Shilo Kino, (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) Auckland

Writers will have the opportunity to share their experiences through monthly journals published online at

Te Papa Tupu is organised by Huia Publishers

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