Documentary Aotearoa

Māori Television’s New Zealand Documentaries. Made with the support of NZ On Air and available On Demand.

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Pakipūmeka Aotearoa videos.

First Voyagers

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)

Introducing Parliament

Join our hosts as they take you through the inner workings of New Zealand Parliament and learn how you can get involved and have your say.

Under the Korowai

"Under the Korowai" looks at Te Whare Marie, a kaupapa Maori mental health service provider that is combining tohunga-led spiritual and cultural therapy and clinical methods to help young Maori understand, rather than fear their gifts

He Māngai Wāhine - The Women's Voices

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.

Section 501

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. 

The Silent Soldiers

(AO) The story of Te Kimiti Gilbert, a Māori engineer who began his demining career with the United Nations in Cambodia back in 1993. (PREMIERE)

One World - He Ao Kotahi

Māori Tā Moko artist, carver and musician Katz Maihi travels to Israel and Palestine to delve into similarities between our cultures. What starts as a straightforward collaboration evolves into a life changing experience.

Ngārara - Overcoming Addiction

(AO) Sharing incredibly honest takes on drug addiction from former drug users, where their devastating pasts have transformed into extraordinary futures, with the help of Māori remedies. Made with the support of NZ On Air.