For the first time, the official nationwide broadcast of ANZAC commemorations will come live from Rotorua. Whakaata Māori will broadcast from Te Papaiouru Marae at Ōhinemutu - the first time the network has moved ANZAC coverage outside of its Auckland studios since it led the resurgence of ANZAC commemorations 17 years ago.
There is always kai mō te tēpu – food for the table – when our keen hunters and anglers share their tips and tricks for successful hunting and fishing in the third season of HUNT WITH ME, premiering 19 April 2022 at 8.00 PM on Whakaata Māori, on Māori+ and on demand.
The second programme in the new season of AO WITH MOANA features Moana Maniapoto in a one-on-one interview with Aotearoa’s first wahine Māori Governor General, Dame Cindy Kiro, screening Monday 14 March at 8.00 PM.
Nominations are pouring in for the 2022 Whakaata Māori Matariki Awards. Ngā Tohu Matariki o te Tau 2022 recognises those who have made a difference in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Nominations have been open for less than a week and are already looking to well exceed last year’s number of entries.
A social media influencer has taken TV Personality of the Year at the NZTV Awards. Nicola (Nix) Adams transitioned to television through Terei Tonight on Whakaata Māori, co-hosting the popular show with Pio Terei.
Following the transformation of a group of 14 everyday people on a 20-week journey to their first mixed-martial arts fight, FIGHTING CHANCE premieres on Māori Television at 9.30 PM on Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Māori+ at 7.00 PM.
Making high fashion accessible mō katoa – for all – is the big promise of RAGS ARE RICHES, a six part digital series premiering on Māori+ from 7.00 PM on Monday 28 February 2022 and each subsequent day at the same time.