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Whakamana Hiranga Icon Awards 2022

Last night at Government House Wellington, Dame Cindy was delighted to officially welcome three new Arts Foundation Icons Whakamana Hiranga to a living circle of 20 of New Zealand’s most significant artists. Dame Robin White, Papali'i Fatu Feu'u, and Dame Jane Campion each received a bronze medallion set with pounamu, and a pin designed by sculptor John Edgar, honouring their immense contributions to the New Zealand arts. In the words of the late Professor Piri Sciascia ONZM: 'He toi whakairo, he mana tangata. Where there is artistic excellence, there is human dignity.'

Dame Cindy with the official party

You can read Dame Cindy's address here, and find more photos from the evening here.

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