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Riwia Brown

Writer [Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui]

Riwia Brown is a Māori playwright and scriptwriter who won the Best Screenplay award for her adaptation of Alan Duff's novel Once Were Warriors. She has written and directed strong Māori roles for the stage and screen.

You can get big-headed ... but you don’t get there on your own. You are part of a continuum. I owe a debt to the people who went before me like Jim Moriarty, Don Selwyn and Rangimoana, my brother. Riwia Brown in The Evening Post, 21 May 1994, page 12