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 Head of Factual Programming at South Pacific Pictures

South Pacific Pictures has appointed Nicola van der Meijden as Head of Factual Programming. Nicola has extensive production experience in live television broadcasts as well as factual and entertainment programming. Most recently she worked as a Producer for TVNZ’s Production Unit. Nicola has previously worked with South Pacific Pictures as Producer for NZ Idol series [ 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 ]