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Waka Huia

Waka Huia is an iconic archival documentary series recording the unique stories and histories of Maori for all New Zealanders.

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    Sunday 19 May
    • Mere Lodge

    G She travelled the world, but upon her return, Mere Lodge (Ngati Porou) never knew she would be a part of something so revolutionary for Maori people, and the next generations.

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      • Takawai Murphy

      G Takawai Murphy has spent over thirty years trying to change the landscape of New Zealand. If you understand Takawai, you will understand the continuum of Maori - who we are, and where we are headed.

      • Jack Cunningham

      G We unravel the meaning of Kawhia Kai, Kawhia Moana, and Kawhia Tangata through the eyes of Jack Cunningham, and his devotion to his Maori King.

      • Raniera Tau

      G He is the chairman of Aotearoa's largest iwi, Ngapuhi. He's been heavily criticised for his leadership after being fined and sentenced for killing five protected kereru. But Raniera Tau isn't backing down, and he has the support of his whanau, hapu and iwi.

      • Robert McGowan

      G Robert McGowan is a Pakeha man from Whanganui who has over the years gathered knowledge in traditional medicine. He is now running workshops across the country, teaching the importance of healing the land and the body through traditional practices.

      • Kararaina Kire

      G Kararaina Kire of Tuhoe and Ngati Porou descent is dotingly referred to as "Nan" by the Flaxmere community. She is known for her wit and her dedication to helping others, no matter their circumstances.

      • Kahu Tapiata

      G Kahu Tapiata reveals what it's like to live in Ngapuna, a Rotorua industrial area. She walks us through her devotion to her faith, and her pride in influencing a generation of Maori language speakers.

      • Tutata Matatahi

      G Tutata Hetet-Matatahi is one of the original members from the first Taniwharau Kapa Haka team that was established in 1944. She has been a prominent leader in her community and continues to live by the values of the Kiingtanga.

      • Te Matatini

      G Te Matatini is Maoridom's largest event that fosters, develops, and protects Kapa Haka in the pursuit of excellence. We invite viewers to share in the excitement of this event as we take a look behind the scenes.

      • Moetatua Turoa

      G Moetatua shares memories of his time at war, and of his time growing up on New Zealand's East Coast, where he learnt important skills. Now he's helping kids learn the same meaningful know-how.

      • John Terei

      G A successful Auckland businessman of over 50 years, John Terei feels the call of the Whangape homeland he left as a teenager in search of a livelihood.

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