From a record-breaking pool of 1178 entries, NZMACI, in collaboration with Air New Zealand, Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori, and Designworks, also took out the gold pin in the product (designed object) award section.
Designed by NZMACI tohunga whakairo Clive Fugill and Designworks, the tohu represents the waha or mouth piece of traditional Māori carvings.
“Being entered into the design awards, let alone win the supreme award, is a great honour and testament to the creative people involved,” says NZMACI general manager Eraia Kiel.
“Tohu Reo is more than just a pin. Every person that wears the tohu has a responsibility to do so with pride and purpose, to champion te reo Māori.”More on the Tohu here: