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Te Iho

Using te reo Māori, modern hip-hop production, powerful 808 bass and hard-hitting drums, Byllie-jean and AJA share their collaborative work 'Te Iho' - meaning 'the essence'

AJA • Byllie-jean

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Anahera

In Anahera, Rei sings and raps about a lover who has restored his faith in love. Anahera means 'angel' and this metaphor is referenced throughout his kupu.

Rei

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Pākia

Callan James, an up and coming takatāpui Māori music artist wrote this song celebrating all the front line workers who worked tirelessly through the Aotearoa Alert Level 4 lockdowns and connecting with each other.

Callan James

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Aroha

Rākai Whauwhau's debut single 'Aroha' was composed to express the love he has for his two daughters and also his family and māoritanga.

Rākai Whauwhau

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Fluent

Kairākau

Step inside the world of historic Māori Warriors, Kairākau, as they each battle for life and death in this action drama series. 100% te reo Māori with English subtitles.

fluent • Mātauranga • Velvet Stone Media Ltd

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Moana reo Māori

Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way she meets the mighty Demigod Maui. Together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action packed voyage.

fluent • Matewa Media Trust • Whānau • Film

Disney Plus

Wild Kai Legends

Tamati Rimene-Sproat travels to remote areas of the country, meeting local legends and braving the elements, learning the lay of the land in NZ's unique hunting environments.

fluent • Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd • Whānau

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Uka

This has been a popular card game at Pā Wars for decades. See the best Euchre players from across Tainui, as we seek out the ultimate duo from Tainui Waka.

fluent • Mahi Tahi Media Ltd • Whānau

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Waiata

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Te Iho

Using te reo Māori, modern hip-hop production, powerful 808 bass and hard-hitting drums, Byllie-jean and AJA share their collaborative work 'Te Iho' - meaning 'the essence'

AJA • Byllie-jean

Watch on YouTube

Anahera

In Anahera, Rei sings and raps about a lover who has restored his faith in love. Anahera means 'angel' and this metaphor is referenced throughout his kupu.

Rei

Watch on YouTube

Pākia

Callan James, an up and coming takatāpui Māori music artist wrote this song celebrating all the front line workers who worked tirelessly through the Aotearoa Alert Level 4 lockdowns and connecting with each other.

Callan James

Listen on Spotify

Aroha

Rākai Whauwhau's debut single 'Aroha' was composed to express the love he has for his two daughters and also his family and māoritanga.

Rākai Whauwhau

Listen on Spotify

Mātauranga

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Kairākau

Step inside the world of historic Māori Warriors, Kairākau, as they each battle for life and death in this action drama series. 100% te reo Māori with English subtitles.

fluent • Mātauranga • Velvet Stone Media Ltd

Watch on TVNZ On Demand

National Treasures

Explore NZ’s recent history - the wonderful, the hidden and the controversial. Hosted by Scotty and Stacey Morrison, National Treasures showcases unique historical objects and their personal stories.

Mātauranga • Pango Productions Ltd

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Origins

Join Scotty Morrison on a deeply personal journey to find out who the first people in Aotearoa were, where they came from and how they got here. In a search for truth that takes him around the world, Scotty is on mission to uncover his origins.

Mātauranga • Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd

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Tangata Tumatarau Web Videos Series

Tangata Tumatarau is a close up magician, performing miracles before your very eyes in both english and Te reo Māori.

Mātauranga • SIK Media Agency Ltd (trading as Story is King)

Facebook

Whānau

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The Casketeers Season 5

Francis and Kaiora Tipene are the passionate proprietors of Tipene Funerals. Join them behind the scenes, addressing our culture's last taboo with dignity and aroha.

Great Southern Television Ltd • Whānau

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Aroha Nui: Say I Do

Witness the extraordinary lives of Māori wedding celebrants, guiding couples of their journey to their altar, and the special connection they have. Made with the support of NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.

Great Southern Television Ltd • Whānau

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Carlos' Reno Rescue

Ex-All Black Carlos Spencer is swapping his rugby boots for work boots! Along with a team of building experts, Carlos is on a mission to renovate rooms for deserving Kiwis.

Whānau • Pango Productions Ltd

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Gowns & Geysers

Go behind the velvet curtain of the Miss Rotorua beauty pageant as 25 contestants go through 12 weeks of fierce and drama-filled training with self-styled King of Glam Kharl Wirepa. Made with the support of NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.

Te Noni Limited • Whānau

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Drama

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Kairākau II

Set in pre-colonial Aotearoa, we see the lives of three prominent chiefs doing whatever it takes to keep their people safe and maintain their chiefly honour.

Velvet Stone Media Ltd • Drama • Fluent

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Beyond the Veil

Six supernatural stories inspired by the Māori, Pasifika, Filipino, and Chinese people of Aotearoa.

drama • TVNZ

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Colonial Combat

A Cockney fight promoter arrives in Kauri Bay with a WWE-style wrestling ring and tent. This unofficial version of 1836 Aotearoa is a dog eat dog world where colourful characters compete inside and outside the ring

Drama • Awa Films Limited

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Ahikāroa

Follow a crazy group of city based rangatahi, they're young, kura kaupapa raised and dangerously onto it. Their world orbits around getting cash, cutting corners and charging their phones.

Kura Productions Ltd • Drama

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Film

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Moana reo Māori

Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way she meets the mighty Demigod Maui. Together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action packed voyage.

fluent • Matewa Media Trust • Whānau • Film

Disney Plus

MERATA how mum decolonized the screen

New Zealand film archivist Heperi Mita traces the cinematic legacy of his mother and trailblazing Māori filmmaker Merata Mita.

Arama Pictures • Film

Netflix

Cousins

Connected by blood but separated by circumstances, three cousins spend a lifetime in search of each other. Based on the 1992 novel by Patricia Grace.

Film • Miss Whenua Ltd

NZ Film On Demand

Tamariki

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Tiki Towns

Tiki Towns is a series of one minute episodes explaining the correct pronunciation of some of our Māori place names and the history of those names.

Te Amokura Productions • Tamariki

Te Amokura Productions

Ohinga

Keep updated with kaupapa that our rangatahi are passionate about.

fluent • Mahi Tahi Media Ltd • Rangatahi • Tamariki

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Island of Mystery

Josh and his dog crash back 700 years in time, to a mysterious land where taniwhas roam and ancient warriors rule.

fluent • Tamariki • Adrenalin Group

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Te Nūtube

A series about two very opinionated, very loud, very clever, but most of all, very Māori cousins Atareta and Te Haakura.

fluent • Tamariki • Arataua Ltd

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Awards and Events

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NZ Television Awards

The New Zealand Television Awards recognises excellence in television, and honours the special skills and unique talents of the companies and individuals who create, produce, and perform in television programmes in New Zealand.

J & A Productions Limited

NZTV

Waiata Māori Music Awards

The Waiata Māori Music Awards seeks to develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances annually.

Waiata Maori Awards Charitable Trust • Awards and events

Waiata Māori Awards

2019 Te Matatini Kapa Haka Competition

The theme promotes the status of Te Matatini as a world-class festival, and will be a global stage for Māori performance excellence featuring the very best in competitive kapa haka.

Te Matatini Society Incorporated • Awards and events

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Ngā Whetū o Matariki, Matariki Awards 2018

Join us as the 2018 Matariki Awards honours and celebrates extraordinary Māori talent and achievement in a range of fields.

Whānau • Awards and events

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Comedy

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9 Lives

Kiwi contestants put their "lives" on the line in this innovative new bilingual quiz show. Want to answer in English, no problem! Kei te pārangi ki te whakautu i roto i te reo Māori? Raru kore. Whakautu mai!

Comedy • Whānau • Pango Productions Ltd

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Harakore

Three besties, Te Rauhiringa Krystal Lee-Brown, Ani Piki Tuari and Rukuwai Tipene-Allen adventure out on a girls trip filled with plenty of banter.

fluent • Comedy • Whānau • Hikoi NZ

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Hari with The Māori Sidesteps

A multi-faceted comedy show that focuses on capturing what it is to be a New Zealander through a Māori lens.

Comedy • Whānau • The Māori Sidesteps Collective Ltd

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The Ring Inz

Haka group Tūturu Whakamaua Kia Tina (Turuz) aren't the best group in Aotearoa, in fact they're pretty average.

Comedy • Whānau • Enter The Dragon Ltd

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News and Current Affairs

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Te Karere

Te Karere brings a fresh Māori perspective to the day's news.

fluent • Television New Zealand Limited • News and Current Affairs

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Waka Huia

Hear the unique iwi histories, explore the political, social and cultural concerns of the moment from Māori around Aotearoa.

fluent • News and Current Affairs • Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd

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The Hui

Māori current affairs for all New Zealanders. Hosted by Mihingarangi Forbes, The Hui is the source for quality, credible Māori current affairs

News and Current Affairs • Great Southern Television Ltd

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Marae

Your way in to the Māori world and the issues that matter. Māiatanga, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga - We bring you stories with heart.

News and Current Affairs • Pango Productions Ltd

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