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.
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.
A powerful and deeply personal documentary – A REASON TO RHYME – will explore the relationship that Māori and Pasifika youth formed with hip hop as an alternative expression of culture and identity in Aotearoa. The one-hour film will be available to view first on MĀORI+ from 8.00 AM and then screens on Māori Television at 8.30 PM on Waitangi Day, Sunday 6 February 2022.
Nineteen Māori knights and dames get up close and personal in a new series premiering on Māori Television next week. TE NGĀKAU TAPATAHI talks to 19 legends, including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Buck Shelford, Sir Tipene O’Regan and Sir Ian Taylor.