Why Apu? Is a six-part series that explores that very question why is it being consumed? A pātai which is both complex and complicated, intertwining people, culture, social conditions and the relationship to land and the environment. A combination of historical human impact, environmental degradation, cultural alienation, climate change, natural disasters and multiple government interventions. A situation which has left many locals wondering how they will remain on and in their tribal homelands.


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Episode 1 - Raukūmara Pae Maunga

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey into the heart of Raukūmara, a forest teetering on the edge of ecological disaster. In episode one, we delve into the profound spiritual bond shared by Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui with their beloved ngahere (forest). Witness their unwavering commitment to rejuvenate this vital ecosystem as the survival of all life downstream hangs in the balance. Don’t miss this powerful exploration of nature, culture, and resilience – the ultimate call to action!