Purple star-shaped award on glass base

Moana Ngā Tohu Toi Award

I was delighted to receive the Arataki Tauranga Moana ki te Ao — Icon Award Leadership International at the Tauranga Moana Ngā Tohu Toi Awards at Matariki. To be so honoured by my iwi was very moving.

Ngā Tohu Toi Awards 2024

Logo for Pathfinders series on TVNZ

TVNZ documentary

In July I was the subject of an episode of Pathfinders, a series about Māori leaders who were raised at a time when te reo Māori was shunned.

Pathfinders: Gillian Whitehead

Gillian's music with the word News

Latest news

Check out my news page to find out what’s happening in my world, what I care about and more.


Discover my music

My new website has information about all my music. It’s categorised and searchable and explains where to buy and hear my works.


Selection of CDs with Gillian's music on them


Explore my recordings — CDs, online video and audio, and even vinyl.

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A collage of images of Gillian over the last 20 years

Bio and photos

If you’re performing my music, download an up-to-date bio and a photo for your programme.

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Gillian Whitehead Composer