Police Sergeant Tawharau is forced to choose between his job and his people when the government pulls off an armed raid in his Ruatoki community.

Film • October 15 Ltd


Flawed yet resilient, Whina tells the story of a woman formed by tradition, compelled by innovation, and guided by an instinct for equality and justice whose legacy as the Te Whaea o te Motu (Mother of the Nation) was an inspiration to an entire country.


The Lion King reo Māori

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

fluent • Matewa Media Trust • Tamariki • Film

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



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