Congratulations to Ruia Aperahama (Te Iwi Morehu) & Rachel House (Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga) who both received Laureate Award’s from the 2012 Macqaurie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards.

The Laureate Award is an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth. Their work is rich but their richest work still lies ahead of them. The Award recognises a moment in the artists’ career that will allow them to have their next great success. – The Arts Foundation