Tiki Towns

(airing on Prime Kids and Nickelodeon September 2018)

Did you know the real name for Kurow (home to All Black great Richie McCaw) is actually Te Kohurau or that Porirua in Wellington is actually Parirua!

Come join our presenters, Sonny Ngatai, Bobbie Millar and Te Ataakura Kupenga on a Tiki Town tour of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Tiki Towns explores the meaning and stories behind Māori place names and how they should be pronounced. Tiki Towns travels across Aotearoa from Kaikohe (Kaikohekohe) to Te Anau (Te Ana-au) covering 30 different cities, towns and suburbs.

Gate To The Globe

(aired on Maori television 2018)

What do tennis balls at the US Open, a glass of wine in New York, venison at the Burj Khalifa and possum merino purchased by the royal family have in common? They all originate from Maori farms and companies here in Aotearoa!

Gate to the Globe is a new four-part series that tracks the journey of Māori exporting from the Gate to the Globe. Each episode celebrates the unsung heroes of the primary sector and entrepreneurial trail blazers.  Gate to the Globe will leave all Kiwis with a sense of pride and the “wow factor”.

For example, every woollen tennis-ball in the world is made from NZ wool; Tom Cruise and Bradley Cooper are wearing ‘Last and Loom’ boots designed by former pro-rugby player, Hemi Pou; Kapa Haka is being performed 6-nights per week in Dubai; the Kai Ora cocktail, made with Kai Ora manuka honey from the north of Kaitaia, is served in the highest-bar in the world (Ozone bar, in Hong Kong); and the US Ski team are wearing socks made from Ruatoria wool. Māori are supplying some of the most sophisticated international markets.

The series is hosted by Tim Lambourne who is of Ngati Kahungunu and Chinese whakapapa

The four episodes each cover a continent America, Asia, UK/Europe and the Middle East and a variety of kaupapa from the food and beverage industry, primary products to virtual computer graphics

Kitchen Kura

(aired on Maori television 2017)

A show hosted by one of Aotearoa’s top chefs Rex Morgan (No Te Arawa me Ngai Tahu ia). Rex has cooked in kitchens all over the world and is the co owner of the Boulcott Bistro. Kitchen Kura represents whanau and individuals who may have been preparing for a 21st back on the Marae, a cousins wedding or an anniversary. They come on the show and tell Rex what the event is and what they’re plananing to cook. Rex then helps them to design their menu, perfect their dishes, and give tips and suggestions to ensure that everyone puts their best plate forward. After their Kitchen Kura crash-course, contestants go off and cook for at their event – and we’re there to see how our chefs handle the pressure. Finally, they’ll have to report back to Rex with how it all went down!

Fitness In The Whare

(aired on Maori television 2015)

An exercise series designed so that you can work out from the comfort of your own home! Hosted by Amiria Ellison the show featured different instructors doing all different types of exercise from hula to crossfit, with meal planning tips and healthy recipes!

Patapatai

(aired on Maori television in 2015)

A Maori General Knowledge Quiz Show for rangatahi.
» In text-speak, what is the Māori equivalent to “lol”?
» True or False? Fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder plays for the Hurricanes.
» Which is normally bigger, the Waka Taua or the Waka Tētē?

These are just a taste of the questions that feature on Patapātai hosted by Jamus Webster. The Māori general knowledge quiz show that saw kura go head to head in a bid to find out ko wai ngā hinengaro koi o te motu!
Just as Tāne ascended the heavens to obtain the 3 kete of knowledge, in Patapātai students progressed through three distinct rounds of competition. The first wāhanga covered general knowledge, the second tested curriculum subjects and Te Reo Māori, and the last round challenged tauira in the arts, performance and entertainment.

Survive Aotearoa

(aired on Maori television 2013)

Former NZ special forces soldiers Barrie Rice and Chris Kumeroa take on some of Aotearoa’s most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills, some creative thinking and matauranga Māori can keep you alive.

In each episode the survivalists will spend 24hrs in a scenario that could happen to anyone: marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers, or injured skiers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Barrie and Chris must draw on knowledge from Te Ao Maori, their specialist military training and modern survival techniques, and devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings to find kai, water, build a shelter and get warm, and most importantly demonstrate how to navigate a path to safety. At the forefront of every scenario is the challenge: SURVIVE AOTEAROA!

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