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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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And I Know

Raiha Moetara is a young singer/songwriter from Gisborne who proudly represents her iwi Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Hauiti.

Raiha Moetara

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E Ihowa

E Ihowa speaks about being grateful for what we have and always passing it down to the next generation.

Rākai Whauwhau

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Bad Girl

Dedicated to the LGBTQ+ whānau, this waiata was released during Waiata Anthems Week 2022.

Valkyrie

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Fluent

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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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

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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Whānau

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East Coast Rising

Ex All Black Hosea Gear travels to the isolated East Coast, to help this small-but-mighty community win their first rugby match in eight years.

Whānau • Radio Ngāti Porou Charitable Trust

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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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Waiata Anthems - Season 2

Acclaimed music artists share their deeply personal stories of disconnection, reclamation, vulnerability, and courage when they translate and record songs in te reo Māori

Notable Pictures Limited • Whānau

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Stan Walker: Impossible Live

Weaving kōrero and waiata together in an intimate setting, Stan shares his journey in honour and celebration of the first ever Matariki public holiday.

Kura Productions Ltd • Whānau

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Waiata

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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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Ka Hao - Online Series 2

The journey of creating our own album! It all started at the Aotearoa Music Awards 2020.

Te Amokura Productions • Waiata

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Kaumātua

Kaumātua (Full Version) · Awerangi Mana Wāhine

Waiata • Minaaka Limited

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Kia ora te reo Māori

Here's Grove Roots performing 'Kia ora te reo Māori'.

Waiata • T A Productions Limited

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Mātauranga

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Indigenous 100

Julian Wilcox goes one-on-one with Indigenous Thought Leaders from around the world. A brand new podcast series powered by Mahi Tahi Media.

Mahi Tahi Media Ltd • Mātauranga

Indigenous 100

Matariki Explained

For centuries, the appearance of Matariki signalled the arrival of the new year. Matariki Explained is your chance to learn more about the science, the traditions, and the ways we can celebrate today.

Mātauranga • Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd

Neon

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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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)

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

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Maumahara

A Someday Stories Short film, Maumahara is about a young Māori boy joins his rugged dad on his night shift recycling truck job, his dad spends the journey trying to impress upon him the importance of not losing his reo.

The Outlook for Someday

The Outlook for Someday

Speak No Māori

On the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition, this documentary unpacks the history of te reo Māori in Aotearoa, from its dominance to its gradual decline and the modern day revitalisation efforts.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori • Hi Mama Productions

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Te Petihana Reo Māori 50 Years

Watch the live stream from the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Māori Language Petition in 1972.

Whakaata Māori

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Get The Name Right

Joe Daymond and Kara Rickard travel around Aotearoa, uncovering the origins of our place names. Delving deep into our history uncovering the good, the bad and the ugly.

Pango Productions Ltd

Three Now

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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Tamaiti Tū

Nau mai ki Tamaiti Tū, a series that takes tamariki beyond their four walls and into the playground that is Aotearoa.

fluent • Te Noni Limited • Tamariki

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Tākaro Tribe

Come join the Tākaro Tribe! They sing and dance their way through their magical alphabet forest, meeting friends and whānau and learning as they go.

fluent • Tamariki • Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd

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Drama

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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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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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News and Current Affairs

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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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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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Film

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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

Muru

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

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

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

Comedy

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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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Rere Te Whiu

Rere Te Whiu is a skit-like magazine comedy that showcases kīwaha in the appropriate context

Comedy • Long White Cloud Productions • Whānau

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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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Hunting with Tui

Tui Keenan is a bubbly, energetic, focused wahine Māori who is pursuing her dream to become a hunter.

Comedy • Tellyvise Ltd • Whānau

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Awards and Events

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Aotearoa Music Awards

Celebrate some of our country's brightest stars, in New Zealand music's biggest night of the year. Made with the support of NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.

Awards and events

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Ngā Tohu Matariki o Te Tau 2021

This prestigious annual event recognises and celebrates Māori whose passion, innovation, and dedication make a difference to our communities and our country.

Whakaata Māori • Awards and events • matariki

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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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Matariki

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Beyond Matariki

Join Professor Rangi Matamua as he explores the depth of knowledge that pertains to Māori astronomy.

Mātauranga • Long White Cloud Productions • matariki

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Purapura Whetū

This ground-breaking digital event celebrates Matariki through music with some of Aotearoa’s biggest stars including Six60, Hollie Smith and Drax Project, performing in both English and waiata te reo Māori.

matariki

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Mānawatia a Matariki (Live Broadcast)

Join hosts Stacey Morrison and Mātai Smith for live coverage of the festivities as Aotearoa celebrates its first Matariki public holiday.

Watch on Māori+

Ngā Tohu Matariki o Te Tau 2022

This prestigious annual event recognises and celebrates Māori whose passion, innovation, and dedication make a difference to our communities and our country.

Whakaata Māori • Awards and events • matariki

Watch on Māori+