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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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      • 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.

      • John The Baptist

      G Inspired by a call from God, John Catmur emigrates from England to Aotearoa and immerses himself into the Maori world. Working as a Baptist minister in Mangere, John learns to speak te reo Maori.

      • Pineaha Murray

      G Spiritual healer Pineaha Murray says the time has come for an awakening of mankind and Maori in particular. He wishes to share vital information for maintaining spiritual and physical wellbeing.

      • Naida Glavish

      G Naida Glavish became a household name in 1984 after losing her job for greeting toll callers with the words "Kia ora." Join Waka Huia and her people as we celebrate her damehood 34 years on.

      • Mane Matiu

      G Keen to leave home after a harsh upbringing in 1950s Northland, Mane Matiu has heeded the call of his tribal homelands to establish himself in Whangape as a community leader and local historian.

      • Jesse Pene

      G Jesse Pene celebrates the 100th year of the Ratana faith as he reminisces about his many life experiences.

      • Lenore Riria Nonie McFarlane

      G Lenore Riria Nonie McFarlane of Ngati Pukeko and Ngati Awa returns to Poroporo to celebrate her 90th birthday. Devoted to Kohanga Reo we dedicate this programme to her in honour of her recent passing.

      • Hohepa Renata

      G Where do creative thoughts come from? Hohepa Renata (Ngapuhi) explains how his art and his passion saved him and his family from certain demise.

      • Dr. Te Hiko-o-te-Rangi Hohepa

      G We pay homage to the renowned Te Arawa leader, Dr. Te Hiko-o-te-Rangi Hohepa, as his whanau and friends reminisce about his legacy.

      • Nanny Hariata

      G Nanny Hariata is a mentor and true artist of the 'karanga'. She shares her life story and her many accomplishments with Waka Huia which ultimately contributed to her becoming a Queen's medal recipient.

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