Kotahi Miriona
Wero Waiata

The Great TMP Wero Waiata -

E ora ai te reo whiua ki te ao! For the language to survive – share it with the world.

$10,000 Up for Grabs

Grand Prize: $5,000.00

Original Waiata shared on YouTube & Facebook – $2,000

Cover Waiata shared on YouTube & Facebook – $2000

Lip Sync shared on TikTok & Instagram – $1000

Got the voice of a Tui? Are you the ultimate lip sync performer? Or an original songwriter of Te Reo Maori waiata looking for a  big break?  Or are you and your crew/school/work team just blessed with talent?

Then we have the competition for you!  Enter the Great TMP Waiata Wero to earn some pūtea for Christmas!.

All you have to do is sing/perform/lipsync a waiata in te reo Maori for us, upload it onto your social media platforms using the #1miriona hashtag and fill in the form below.

There are three categories to choose from.

  1. Original Waiata – If you’re a composer and you’ve got a waiata then this category is for you.  Record and upload to YouTube and Facebook using the #1miriona hashtag
  2. Covers – Whether it’s a cover song of a Reo Māori waiata or whether you’ve turned a english song into Reo Māori.  Then this category is for you. Record and upload to YouTube and Facebook using the #1miriona hashtag
  3. Lip Sync – Got the voice of a cat meowing in the rain? Then this lip sync category is for you.  Show us your performing moves to some Reo Māori waiata and be in to win.  Simply record using TikTok or Instagram and use the #1miriona and enter your details below.

You can enter as many categories as you like and as many times you like.  There is no limit, however only one video per category.  So for example we don’t want to see one video thats in original waiata and then that same video in the lip sync category.  You can however record as many waiata as you like enter those individually but you cannot use the same video in the different categories.   For further terms and conditions see below.

Or if you have any questions join up to the #1miriona Facebook Group, talk to other creators and kaimahi of Te Māngai Pāho.

Terms and conditions for the #1Miriona Waiata Challenge 

  1. The #1 Miriona Waiata Challenge is a competition, which involves producing original music videos.
  2. All video entries should incorporate te reo Maori and be entered in one of three following categories (choose one): (1) Original Waiata; (2) Cover Waiata; (3) Lip Sync
  3. The length of the video should be respective to the category
    1. (1) Original waiata:      Minimum of 120-second, and a maximum of 240-second and can be filmed and edited on any device capable of recording high-quality video resolutions and may include animations.
    2. (2) Cover Waiata:        Minimum of 120-second, and a maximum of 240-second and can be filmed and edited on any device capable of recording high-quality video resolutions and can include animations and musical numbers
    3. (3) Lip Sync:               Minimum of 15 seconds, and a maximum of 45 seconds and can be filmed and edited on any device capable of recording high-quality video resolutions and may include animations and musical numbers
  4. The grand prize is $5,000. The award for Original Waiata is $2000, the Cover Waiata prize is $2000,  and the award for the LipSync is $1000
  5. The competition will run from  Saturday, September 1, 2019, to Tuesday, 22 October , 2019.
  6. The competition is open to all 13 years old and above. The reason is that the participant must be able to upload and share via social media platforms, and the majority of social media platforms are for 13 years old and older.
  7. Please enter your video content on www.1miriona.co.nz or www.kotahimiriona.co.nz:
  8. Make sure we can edit your video as we will add standard branding elements to your video before we upload it to #1Miriona and Te Māngai Pāho Facebook and YouTube pages for further promotion.
  9. Winners will be determined by the number of likes, shares on YouTube, hearts on Instagram; Likes, positive sentiment emoticons on Facebook, hearts on TikTok and also by qualitative evaluation. A panel will review the entries with the highest number of interactions and Qualitative Evaluation Points.
  10. Videos that are 100% Te Reo will be weighted higher by the final panels.
  11. A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded to the winner; If a team entry wins a prize, it is up to team members to distribute the prize money among themselves.
  12. The decisions of Te Māngai Pāho will be final.
  13. Te Māngai Pāho reserve the right to use any video entries in promotional campaigns, including videos that have not won.
  14. It is assumed that all persons featured in  videos have permitted the use of their image in our promotional campaigns.
  15. By entering the competition, you agree to bear all costs incurred in any activities relating to your participation in this competition.
  16. If you win, we will notify you by e-mail and phone. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered.
  17. By entering the competition, the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as Te Māngai Pāho may require.
  18. Staff and contractors of Te Māngai Pāho are not eligible to participate in the video challenge
  19. Sending an e-mail is not proof that we have received your entry. No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received. Should you require confirmation, queries can be posted on the #1miriona facebook group.
  20. Terms for the competition will be published in the www.1miriona.co.nz website and on the NOTES section of #1Miriona FB Group.
  21. Te Māngai Pāho reserves the right to change the terms and conditions for this campaign and/or competition without prior notice. 



  1. Be original, off-beat and quirky – think outside of the box!
  2. Ask friends to help
  3. Try to film your video as high quality as possible. Try to use a device capable of 1920×1080 or 720×576 in HD, but if this isn’t possible, please try to do the best you can with the equipment you have.
  4. All waiata entries MUST include te reo Maori with more than five kupu (words) of reo used
  5. All waiata entries must include the hashtag #1Miriona in the video or in the description of the video as well as in the social media post.


  1. Don’t include potentially offensive material – swearwords, violence, sexual behaviour, drugs or alcohol, racially sensitive, discriminating, etc
  2. Don’t add people who are not willing for their image to be used in a promotional campaign for Te Māngai Pāho.
  3. Don’t include any copyrighted material such as film clips, or images.