Derek Lardelli

Derek Arana Te Ahi Lardelli ONZM (born 1961) is a New Zealand tā moko artist, painter, carver, kapahaka performer, composer, graphic designer, researcher of whakapapa and oral histories and kaikōrero.[1] He affiliates to the Ngāti Konohi hapū of Ngāti Porou, and the Ngāi Te Aweawe hapū of Rongowhakaata,[2] and lives in Gisborne, where he is pouwhirinaki/principal lecturer at Toihoukura at Eastern Institute of Technology.[1]

In 2004, Lardelli received a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award,[3] and in 2006 he was the inaugural Gallipoli artist-in-residence.[4] In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lardelli was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to Māori arts, in particular tā moko.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Professor/Ahorangi Derek Lardelli". EIT. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Derek Lardelli". Area360. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Derek Lardelli". Arts Foundation. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Derek Lardelli receives Turkish residency". The Big Idea. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2008". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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