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The Exceptional Squad

Orphans Kahu and Mānia have just moved to the big city to live with their aunt. Life at their new school is tough thanks to the Kage Krew, a dance squad who are hell-bent on making them feel unwelcome. But Kahu and Mānia have a powerful secret - they can overcome challenges with help from their imaginations and The Exceptional Squad dancers.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Friday 3 Jul

    G It's Mānia and Kahu's first day at their new school. Mānia is eager to impress tween-age dance sensation 'The Kage Crew' with her skills. But what will she do when she's forced to choose between the dance crew and family?

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      • Friday 3 Jul

      G It's Aunty B's birthday. Mānia and Kahu are keen to make it a memorable one, but Aunty B is not in the mood for celebrating. Mānia and Kahu want to raise her spirits and decide to make her a cake. But how will that go when it turns into more of a "science experiment"?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G It's lunchtime and Kirsten accuses Mānia of having a smelly lunch. It's not Mānia's lunch and she investigates whose it is. It turns out it belongs to Maiuli, a member of the Kage Crew. Maiuli pleads with Mānia not to tell Kirsten. What happens when Mānia accidentally taste tests Maiuli's lunch?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G The new Taringa 3000 headphones are released and it seems like everyone has a pair except for Kahu. He pressures Aunty B to get a pair even though they're expensive, but the ones she buys aren't the ones he wanted. What happens when Kahu disposes of the pair that Aunty B has worked hard for to buy?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G Auditions for the school show are underway. Mānia assumes she is likely to get a lead role with Aunty B directing the show. But when she misses out, Mānia decides to quit dancing for good and focus instead on a singing career. What happens when Mānia comes to her senses?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G It's the day of the history test. Kahu is struggling and doubting whether he will pass. When he is asked to stay behind after class and collect the test papers, he has an idea. But what will Kahu do and what consequences will it have?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G Parent teacher interviews are happening. Kirsten is spreading the word that Mr. Lewis has a crush on Aunty B. Mānia can't think of anything worse and will try to do whatever she can to drive them apart. But what question will Mr. Lewis pop in front of Aunty B?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G Aunty B shows up at school wearing a handmade crown that Mānia and Kahu made her at kindergarten. Mānia is incredibly embarrassed and feels this will tarnish her "cool" reputation. How will Aunty B feel when Mānia confronts her about it?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G Aunty B and Kahu are in the process of making manu aute for the local kohanga reo. Mānia should also be helping, but she's more focused on an online dance competition. What will Mānia do when she loses her WiFi connection and Kahu questions her priorities?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G It's the school athletics day. But given Kahu's previous track record he's scared to participate. He's keen to find any way out of competing. But what will Kahu do when Mānia injures herself and can't take part?

      • Friday 3 Jul

      G It's Mānia and Kahu's first day at their new school. Mānia is eager to impress tween-age dance sensation 'The Kage Crew' with her skills. But what will she do when she's forced to choose between the dance crew and family?