France has awarded ANZL Fellow Witi Ihimaera the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) as part of its Bastille Day celebrations. Witi received this top arts honour as an acknowledgement of his “career as a trailblazer in Maori literature and screenwriting” at a Bastille Day ceremony in Auckland, led by French Ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler. Congratulations!

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