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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 ]

2011 Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The 2011 Wairoa Maori Film Festival was drawn to an impressive close at a packed awards ceremony at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka. And the winners are… Best Actor – Short Film (Aotearoa Audience Award) HARLEN HOANI THOMPSON IN “KORO’S MEDAL” DIRECTED BY JAMES BARR Best Male Actor – Feature Film (2011 Aotearoa Drama) RANGIMOANA TAYLOR IN [ Read More ]

Native Affairs celebrates Maori Language week

In celebration of Maori language week, Maori Television’s current affairs show NATIVE AFFAIRS will be presenting a show entirely in te reo, with subtitles, and on a reo theme.

Maori Language captioning of key TV shows

As part of TVNZ’s celebration of Māori Language Week, the broadcaster will be screening Māori Language subtitles on two of its highest rating programmes. On Wednesday, Shortland Street on TV2 will be captioned in Māori, and on Saturday night Country Calendar on TV ONE will also feature Māori captioning. In both cases, the captioning will [ Read More ]

TVNZ appoints new GM of Maori Programming

TVNZ has appointed Paora Maxwell as its new General Manager of Maori Programmes. Mr Maxwell (Ngati Rangiwewehi, Te Ure o Uenukukopako & Te Arawa whanui) is a prominent member of the Maori film and television industry who began his career in television with TVNZ in 1988 as a director of children’s programmes. He also worked [ Read More ]

Unique insight into Matriachs lives and loves

A unique insight into the profound thoughts and contemporary lives of six remarkable kuia – all aged around 90 – is revealed in Maori Television’s groundbreaking new show NGA RIPO premiering on Wednesday November 28 at 8.00 PM. Tauranga-based Dreamfish Productions travelled to Hastings, Mahia Peninsula, Whangarei, Kaikohe, Rotorua, Wanganui and Matakana Island to observe [ 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 ]

New Series of Kai Ora cooking programme returns

Kai Ora Presenter Anne Thorp Fresh, unadulterated fare, mixed with fabulous music and eclectic guests are the essential ingredients for Maori Television’s top rating cuisine show, KAI ORA, premiering Sunday December 2 at 7.00 PM. Hosted by the multi talented Anne Thorp, KAI ORA is a celebration of fine dining, Maori style. Colourful, simple, flavorsome [ 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 ]

Maori TV's inside look at Policing.

Maori Television’s inside look at policing from a uniquely Maori perspective – KAITIAKI O TE MAUNGARONGO (GUARDIANS OF THE PEACE) – returns with fresh faces and even more refreshing attitudes on Monday October 29 at 8.00 PM. With the focus on a group of central North Island Maori police officers, the 13-part series follows the [ Read More ]