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Waka Huia

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

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    Sunday 5 Jul
    • Te Kehukehu Butler

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

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      • Manu Neho

      G Manu Neho is a spiritual teacher, and with her partner Meryl she has created a space for healing and enlightenment. We find out about Manu and how her tūpuna have guided her to a place where she can guide others to become the best that they can possibly be.

      • Chris Winitana

      G Ahorangi is a recognised initiative that has been across the country for more than 40 years. An initiative, an ethos established by Chris Winitana and his family to enable families to live their lives according to the Māori worldview, traditions and the Māori gods. This documentary highlights the legacy of Ahorangi across the 40 years since its inception.

      • Ngairo Eruera

      G Mauao is now the most admired mountain of its region, but this wasn't always the case. Ngairo Eruera tells the story of how Mauao came to be, stories of its surrounding regions and what we can learn from our environment.

      • Walter Tamepo

      G Having dedicated his entire life to competitive haka, Walter Tamepo has been tutored by some of the greatest haka exponents of the east coast. In this episode, the student becomes the teacher as we explore the unique east coast style of haka.

      • Puanga

      G According to the majority of Māoridom, Matariki (Pleaides) denotes the beginning of the new year for Māori. However, some people consider Puanga (Rigel) instead to signal the new year. This documentary serves to give an insight to the Whanganui and Taranaki people and their belief in Puanga denoting the new year.

      • Susan Manihera

      G Susan Manihera was born and bred in Ruatāhuna, then thrust into living the city life in Rotorua and what's more, into the unknowns of the English language. Although it was difficult, it was these experiences that led her into a life of caring for and teaching our next generation of Māori speakers.

      • Te Waata Cribb

      G We hear stories from Te Waata Cribb, who has been taught by his elders the history of his tribal areas and affiliations. They are stories of discovery, journeys of turmoil and wars for land and revenge.

      • Joy Ngaropo-Hau

      G Retirement can sometimes be daunting and a scary step in life. Joy Ngaropo-Hau talks to us about the ups and downs of this transition in her own quirky way and reveals how retirement can be the best treat of all.

      • Ben Waitai

      G A man of many endeavours, Ben Waitai shares some of his journey about community, hauora, forestry, aroha, wāhi tapu, kaitiakitanga, oyster farming, supporting rangatahi, and others.

      • Chulla Wall

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

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