Showcasing our indigenous diversity in some of the finest New Zealand made documentaries. Made with the support of NZ On Air and available On Demand.
18, This doco profiles 6 key activists and their children, who were born into activism. Hear their stories and insight into social justice and political reform built by their parent’s activism.
In June 2019, Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Wellington City was devastated by fire, just two years after the passing of the man who built it, Kaumatua Bruce Stewart. (RP)
Documents the Rintoul collection of taonga on its journey from Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum to The Kauri Museum.
Early NZ history documentary on the settlement of Otago by the Chinese and Scots and their interaction with Ngāi Tahu who owned the land. (RP)
Made with the support of NZ On Air. Drawing parallels and taking a look at a New Zealand that was divided not only by gender but also by race. This is the story of Māori women who have been forgotten by the mainstream narrative but not by Māori, for their involvement in the suffragette movement.
Made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow the experiences of several New Zealand born ex-prisoners abruptly deported from Australia and tossed into the hands of a remarkable group of men and women tirelessly working to help them turn their lives around.
(AO) Profiling Māori film and broadcasting legend, Don Selwyn, who left behind a legacy of talented young film and television experts that he mentored.
(AO) Following the journey of a humorous ex-professional Kiwi wrestler who undergoes gastric sleeve surgery in order to climb back in the ring, while challenging viewers to consider their own health and identity. Made with the support of NZ On Air.
To mark Māori Television’s 10th birthday, this special documentary reflects on the past decade to uncover how its coverage has shaped families, communities and Aotearoa as a nation. (PREMIERE)
An examination of the man and artist, sculptor Chris Bailey, breaking out of his shell and finding his roots through his work and culture.
Kotuku Tibble travels from his marae at Parewahawaha to Germany in an attempt to prove the claim he is related to Germany’s greatest poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. (PREMIERE)
This is the story of Paul Fuemana, the Māori/Niuean artist who shot to fame in 1995 with the song that is still New Zealand's biggest selling record, ever. (PREMIERE)