Tame Iti


Tame Wairere Iti (born c. 1952) is a high profile Māori activist and artist – his beliefs often informing his artistic practise. Iti's ability to court controversy has made him a common feature in New Zealand news media. He has a full facial moko, which he described as "the face of the future" in New Zealand.Most associated with Tūhoe, Tame Iti also has links with the Waikato tribes of Ngāti Wairere and Ngāti Hauā, and with Te Arawa. 


Selected Media.

  1. Tame Iti - The Man Behind the Moko
    Documentary film


  1. Tame Iti & Birgit Krippner | Art New Zealand Magazine