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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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      • Hone Apanui

      G Hone Apanui has dedicated his life to the education sector. He initiated the publication of the Ngata Dictionary and continues to write and edit children's resource books in both English and Te Reo.

      • Kaa and Tāwhirimātea Williams

      G Educators Kaa and Tāwhirimātea Williams are pioneers in the revitalisation of te reo Māori. Together, they helped establish the country's first ever bilingual school, Te Wharekura o Ruātoki.

      • Tohe Ashby

      G Tohe Ashby is on a journey to enact the internationally recognised Declaration of independence as laid down by Māori chiefs 184 years ago.

      • Jim Schuster

      G Jim Schuster is a man of many strengths and has rough hands to prove it. Over 80 Marae have benefited from Jim's work, continuing traditional art forms all around Whakarewarewa.

      • Dave Hawea

      G Follow Dave Hawea's journey from his Waituhi upbringing, to when he established an agricultural company, to being keeper of genealogy for his people of Te Whānau a Kai.

      • Dr. Monty Soutar

      Waka Huia has gained exclusive access to the preparation of the Gisborne parade commemorating the centenary of the Hui Aroha - a gathering to welcome home soldiers of the NZ Māori Battalion.

      • Pouroto Ngaropo

      G Pouroto Ngaropo talks in depth about combining the pakeha world and the Maori world, implementing Maori customs into pakeha environments to normalise these aspects in our world.

      • Beverly Manahi

      G Beverly Manahi is a teacher from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi. From the kohanga in the 80s to the kura kaupapa movement, the journey of educating Maori children has been her lifetime passion.

      • 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.

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