awa wahine creative

editing & writing + mentoring + creative business support + WEBSITE DESIGN + SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING + creative project management + creative talent representation + EVENT MANAGEMENT & styling



Ataria is the editor of Awa Wahine and Māori editor of the Pantograph Punch. She has extensive social media marketing, online content and event management experience from working at an Auckland marketing and promotions agency and running Awa Wahine.

Ataria is an event curator for this year's Verb Wellington Festival and has run writing and creativity events around Aotearoa. She is a workshop facilitator at this years Te Hā National Writers Hui and Her manuscript for young adults fiction novel 'Hine and Hineteiwaiwa' was one of five selected for Te Papa Tupu 2018. Her writing has been published on E-Tangata and the Māori Literature Trust and her poetry featured in IHO: A Collaborative Exhibition about Māori Hair. She has considerable networks in the Māori creative scene.

Earlier this year, Ataria handed in her Masters of Arts in Māori Studies thesis titled 'Mana Wahine and the Characteristics of our Atua Wāhine' under the guidance of Dr Awanui Te Huia at Victoria University of Wellington. She also has a commerce degree (Marketing & Management).



Mentoring sessions for wāhine who want to explore their creative-calling and/or to start their own creative business.

*one off hour-long sessions $59
*half day session $199
*3 month package (one session a week) $499

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Ataria can guide you step-by-step through how to create your own blog/website and/or social media accounts + social media strategy to maximise sales. Or if you don’t want to learn how to do it yourself, she can do it all for you. This includes an hour long session with Ataria to determine your needs.

*one off hour-long sessions so you can DIY $59

*half day session so you can DIY $199

*3 month package while you DIY (one session a week) $500
*create my dream blog/online magazine $999

*create my marketing/social media strategy $499


You want to bring your event to life and for it to be amazing but you don’t know how or don’t really want to do all the work? Let the team at Awa Wahine style, stage and organise your event for you. We can also provide expert advice, on a per hour basis. This includes online ticketing services and social media marketing.

*$499 grazing table (Wellington & Whangarei only)

*event management and event design fees are quoted on a per project basis


Editing of creative and academic writing on a per hour basis or set project fee (negotiable).

*$39 an hour

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Don’t have time to write for your blog/online magazine? Ataria can write eye-catching and highly readable articles for any kaupapa.

*$49 per 1500 word blog article

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Mentoring sessions for wāhine who have their own creative business and want to take it to the next level.

*one off sessions $60
*half day session $200
*3 month package (one session a week) $500

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Ataria’s presentations are a synthesis of creativity, story-telling, cultural commentary and self-help. She can riff on practical tools for all facets of creative living, including money, career, entrepreneurship and mindset. Ataria can also curate one-of-a-kind events for your writing event/festival.

*speaker/panel chair fee $199
*event curation fee $199

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Looking for the perfect Māori creative (artist, writer, designer) for your exhibition, mural, poster design, workshop and/or website design? Look no further than our extensive networks.

*10% commission fee

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