Now in its 26th season, Waka Huia is an iconic archival documentary series recording the unique stories and histories of Maori for all New Zealanders.
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He was the chosen one raised with the wisdom of the elders, but it took a devastating personal tragedy for Elder Te Reo (Ngati Porou) to accept his fate as a leader for his people.
He's not a fighter but he'll knock out an opponent. Hone Turner was the hitman on the Turangawaewae league fields, but off the paddock he's a gentle giant who changed the world with his hands.
Pareaute Nathan (Tainui) reveals how weaving can heal, life on a spiritual highway and why she's a symbol of peace between tribes.
What happens when Ngati Rangataua knowledge meets the musings of an American president? Te Kei Merito reveals how he rose to the top of the New Zealand army.
Sartorial basketball fan Sonny Niha (Ngati Hine) reveals his hellish upbringing which motivated him to become a foster parent and work with troubled youth.
At 79, Marahera Rikihana (Ngati Tuwharetoa) is still a marae kid' from Mokai. Don't let the black dress and flax kit fool you - when the cards fall on the table, Aunty Mara is the Queen of Diamonds.
Mind over matter. Tamati Cairns (Ngai Tuhoe) harnesses the power of the mind to reveal the sacredness in the world around us.
She's the gangland nanny from Otangarei, Whangarei who represents those most won't, Hira Kopa (63) is rough, tough and no-one will mess with her.
The ta moko artist becomes the ta moko receiver. Hohua and Phillipa Mohi journey from one side of the needle to the other.
When his passport expired, another's life was taken. Former soldier and broadcaster Hemana Waaka reveals how his life was saved, breaking tradition and facing fears, all with a bit of word play.
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