New Series of International Documentaries on Maori TV

Maori Television’s International Documentary slot, Pakipumeka o te Ao, screens every Tuesday at 8.30 PM. It features critically-acclaimed and award-winning works from celebrated filmmakers from throughout the world, highlighting unique and contemporary themes with a focus on people and popular culture. Upcoming documentaries include: CLOTH OF THE GODS – Tuesday March 18 at 8.30 PM: [ Read More ]

Mystery of lost waka (canoe) featured in documentary

The mysterious connection between Maori and the inhabitants of remote Polynesian islands thousands of kilometres west of Aoteaora is explored in THE LOST WAKA screening for the first time in Maori Television’s New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday October 31 at 8.30 PM. The hour-long film follows former Maori Language Commissioner, Professor Patu [ Read More ]

The Life and Art of JC Sturm Documentary

James Baxter and JC Sturm A visual biography of an acclaimed M?ori woman writer – BROKEN JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND ART OF JC STURM – will screen for the first time in M?ori Television’s New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday October 17 at 8.30 PM. Jacqueline Cecelia Sturm (Taranaki, Whakatohea), now aged 80, [ Read More ]

DOCNZ 2007 Documentary Film Festival accepting registrations

The DOCNZ SUMMIT 2007 is an industry event held over three days (24 Sept – 26 Sept 2007) in Auckland, New Zealand. The 2007 Summit’s theme is Currency and Convergence and will bring together local and overseas documentary film-makers, academics, industry guilds, broadcasters, buyers, exhibitors and distributors to discuss the latest trends and issues facing [ Read More ]

A local legend features on Maori TV

Maori Television unveils a striking and pivotal portrait of the life of one of New Zealand’s musical crusaders, Tigilau Ness, with the screening of FROM STREET TO SKY in the Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday August 22 at 8.00 PM. The one-hour film is a personal account of four decades of protest and [ Read More ]

Eating Pork n Puha with Chopsticks Documentary on Maori TV

The story of New Zealand’s unique Maori-Chinese community through the experiences of one Auckland family is the subject of a new documentary, EATING PORK‘N’PUHA WITH CHOPSTICKS, screening on Maori Television for the first time. The hour-long film – headlining the New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday August 1 at 8.30 PM – is [ Read More ]

What's Really In Our Food? documentary on TV3

New Zealanders eat a cocktail of food additives every day but don’t realise that many of these additives are banned overseas, and we could be putting ourselves and our families at risk. Inside New Zealand investigates What’s Really In Our Food? screening Thursday, June 28th at 8:30pm Take a look at the ingredient list of [ Read More ]