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Origins

Join Scotty Morrison on a deeply personal journey to find out who the first people in Aotearoa were, where they came from and how they got here. In a search for truth that takes him around the world, Scotty is on mission to uncover his origins. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Tuesday 15 Sep

    G Scotty Morrison explores the origins of the Māori people, visiting the Wairau Bar site which could be the first community in Aotearoa. Scotty tries to locate his hawaiki, his homeland, in the Pacific, but is hawaiki a real place or just a concept?

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      • Tuesday 15 Sep

      G Scotty Morrison explores the origins of the Māori people, visiting the Wairau Bar site which could be the first community in Aotearoa. Scotty tries to locate his hawaiki, his homeland, in the Pacific, but is hawaiki a real place or just a concept?

      • Tuesday 22 Sep

      G Scotty learns how early Pākehā researchers got the origins of Māori so wrong. He is surprised to find that several traditional folktales in Samoa are replicated in Māori culture and he makes a shock personal discovery at an ancient Vanuatu urupa.

      • Tuesday 29 Sep

      G Series Finale: Scotty travels to Ethiopia to explore the place that is said to be the origin of us all, and he visits the Cook Islands - the stepping off point for waka heading to Aotearoa hundreds of years ago.