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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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.
Keeping up with the Harawiras, Hilda and Hone, as they recount key movements that shaped them love, racism, fried bread and Maori independence.
When you fight for your land - there is always a price to pay. Kirituia Tumarae-Teka (Tamakaimoana) reveals her struggle without end at Maungapohatu.
Master of many professions Moari Stafford (Waikato) explores the female influences in his life and how they helped him become the man he is today.
Season Final: Haka master, Taina Ngarimu (74), shares an epic story of revenge from his cabin in the remote valley of Whareponga, East Coast; and reveals what makes a man on the stage.
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