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Te Manu Tito Waiata

Rotorua Song Writing Competition

All Ages

Start Monday 15 Mar. 2021
End Monday 3 May. 2021

Calling all Rotorua musicians, songwriters, composers and lyricists!

Te Manu Tito Waiata is a song writing competition taking place during Rotorua’s New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

Get creative, write a song and share your talent with the community to be in to win a fantastic prize including $1,000 and the opportunity to have your song recorded professionally!

‘Te Manu Tito Waiata’ refers to the birds of the forest that sing the sweetest songs and tell melodious tales. To sing a sweet song though, one must write beautiful lyrics.

Entries must be received by Monday 3 May 2021 through our online entry form.


The work must be an original song by an amateur songwriter, with lyrics suitable for a family audience. The writers must be a resident in the Rotorua District and not be employees (or immediate family members of employees) of Rotorua Lakes Council.

Full terms and conditions are available in the entry form on Creative Rotorua website.

Judging will take place with the overall winner announced on Monday 10 May 2021.

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