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.

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.

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.

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)

Hautoa Mā!

The Dead Lands marked a momentous occasion in Māori film. In this exciting special we explore the cast potential that exists with a new wave of indigenous storytellers taking Māori to the world. (PREMIERE)

How Bizarre

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)

Te Kati: The Goethe Mystery

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)

Chris Bailey: Ringa Whao

An examination of the man and artist, sculptor Chris Bailey, breaking out of his shell and finding his roots through his work and culture.