Te hira tangata ki Waikato, ki Raukawa ki Maniapoto, ki Hauraki


Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Michael Moore is a spoken word artist and creative developer from the Waikato, a descendant of Taupiri Maunga, Tainui Waka, Waikato Awa and Ngati Maniapoto iwi.

As a proud father of two young daughters, many of Michael's ambitions are shaped with their futures in mind.

As a writer he attributes his inspiration to the words of his Tipuna, both near and far, and focuses his pen on scribing new horizons for young indigenous men adrift in the modern world. Working as a creative developer and spoken word artist in the Waikato he uses his roles to work in corners of his community, bringing transformative art and creativity to the lives of people who often miss out.

Michael has performed and held writing workshops across the country and abroad, he has also been the recipient of writing residences in both Australia and Canada and his most recent travels have opened him up to story telling in a new light. Michael has published poetry in a number of anthologies and is the National Director for New Zealand Poetry Slam.