Robert Sarkies’ latest feature film, Two Little Boys, has been selected in competition at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, which will run February 9th – 19th this year.  The film will screen in the Generation section of the Festival and will be judged by two juries: a young person’s jury which awards the prestigious Crystal Bear [ Read More ]


op 8

Maori Television is presenting the free-to-air exclusive premiere of the critically acclaimed New Zealand documentary  OPERATION 8 – which looks into the 2007 anti-terror raids. The documentary screens on Sunday, 30 October at 8.30pm, four years after the nationwide raids that resulted in 18 arrests and just weeks after the Government passed controversial covert surveillance [ Read More ]

Costa Boates gets standing ovation at Toronto film festival

The last dogs of winter

New Zealand documentary feature The Last Dogs of Winter debuted in Toronto yesterday. Director/producer Costa Botes and film subjects Brian Ladoon and Caleb Ross received a standing ovation when they took the stage for the film’s post-screening Q&A session. The films was selected to screen in the highly regarded ‘Real to Reel’ programme of the [ Read More ]

Apple releases iOS 4.2


Apple has released the latest version of its mobile operating system bringing multitasking, folders, a unified inbox and wireless printing to the iPad. Apple said iOS 4.2 for the iPad, the iPhone and iPad Touch offers more than 100 new features for the popular devices from the Cupertino, California-based company. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs [ Read More ]

Shooting to start on ‘The Most Fun You Can Have Dying’

Film still from another one of Kirstin Marcon's succesful debut film She's racing

Shooting is scheduled to start later this month on The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, a rebellious drama written and directed by debut feature film maker Kirstin Marcon. Adapted from the novel Seraphim Blues by Steven Gannaway, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying will be shot in Europe and New Zealand. Director Kirstin [ Read More ]

Well known players and legends of sport come together to on Maori Television's newest show!

Club pride is on the line as characters from rugby clubs across the nation join forces with legends of the game in a fantastic new sports entertainment show. Featuring radio and former Tongan international rugby star Willie Lose as host and former All Blacks, the legendary Buck Shelford and Glen Osborne as team captains, THE [ Read More ]

Freeview Welcomes Government Digital Switchover-Date Announcement

Environmentally friendly suggestion for freeview? Television viewers in all major New Zealand towns are set to benefit from the Government’s announcement today that digital switchover will take place in 2013. That’s the message from Freeview, the free-to-air digital televison and radio broadcasting platform, which has welcomed the date set by Broadcasting Minister Dr. Jonathan Coleman [ Read More ]

WAIRUA- Explaining the mystery behind the Maori spiritual world

Everything you want to know about the spiritual world from a Maori perspective will be explained in WAIRUA, a new series premiering on Maori Television on Wednesday October 6 at 9.30 PM. No stone is left unturned in this thought-provoking series, which covers various systems of Maori spiritual beliefs and customs around birth, death and [ Read More ]

Waiata Maori Awards- A celebration of Maori music

From the contemporary beat of urban hip-hop and rap to the traditional sound of kapa haka and show bands, Maori Television is proud to bring you the highly anticipated WAIATA MAORI AWARDS (MAORI MUSIC AWARDS) 2010.

NZ On Screen has published a collection celebrating the great work of Sir Howard Morisson

His name was synonymous with entertainment in New Zealand and still is today. To celebrate the late Sir Howard Morrison’s recent birthday and remind us how his talent touched our hearts. NZ On Screen has published a collection celebrating ‘Ol’ Brown Eyes’ on screen. The selection features classic performances