Documentary Aotearoa

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.

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Pakipūmeka Aotearoa videos.

Children of the Revolution

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.

Wilbur - The King in the Ring

(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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Through The Lens

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)