ngāpuhi, te whānau ā apanui
Tuia ki runga
Tuia ki raro
Tuia ngā mea katoa
Rau rangatira ma
Sharn Maree is a Māori poet based on the whenua of Ngāti Raukawa in Ōtaki Beach, Aotearoa.
Sharn is a motivational speaker, narrator, MC, facilitator and spoken word performer. A weaver of words who writes and speaks to raise awareness on mental health, political issues and Indigenous rights. Sharn speaks and performs both solo and in collaboration with other artists.
Sharn has toured Canada, Thailand and the USA with Taioro, performed alongside Rameka Tamaki (classical guitar) at Te Papa and wrote 'Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea' alongside Arohanui Nicholson- a piece composed by David Hamilton and performed by Auckland Choral. Past works include writing for Shepherdess Magazine, performing at the Wellington Jazz Festival and The Opera House, narration for the Kristallnacht Commemorative Concerts in Auckland and Wellington, speaking engagements for the Shift Foundation and master of ceremonies for various events.
2023 works include:
- MC: Gegrowth New Zealand Conference, Victoria University. September.
- MC: 'The Power in our Truth' Conference, Ōtaki. August.
- MC: National Iwi Chairs Forum, Kotahitanga Wānanga, Waitangi. Jan, June, August
- Speaker: Waitangi Marae Forum, Waitangi. February.
- Spoken word: Taioro ki te Ao, BATS Theatre. March.
- Spoken word: Poneke Savage K'lub - Hannah Playhouse, Wellington. March.
- Poetry: 'Strong Resilient Wāhine' (print) Website here. July.
- Spoken word: International Viola Congress, Thailand. June.