Pūrākau is a children's animated series of story time focused on Māori Myths and Legends.

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Purākau, Episode 3

Today we meet the ancestor of Waitākere in west Auckland, known as Tiriwa. Be mesmerised by the magical powers of Tiriwa and learn about one of the most famous islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Pūrākau, Episode 4

. Today's pūrākau is about one of the most precious treasures of Aotearoa, the pounamu, commonly known as greenstone. This is the story of the beautiful Waitaiki and the taniwha Poutini.

Pūrakau, Episode 7

. Today’s pūrākau takes place in the far north. It is the legend of Rāhiri, his sons and the sacred kite known as Tūhoronuku.

Pūrakau, Episode 8

Today’s purakau is the Maori story of how geothermal energy came to Aotearoa. We will follow the footsteps of Ngatoro-i-rangi and his sisters Kuiwai and Haungaroa.

Pūrakau, Episode 9

Haara is a woman who talks to birds and lives in the great forest of Puketi. Her closest friends areTui and Kaka, together they find medicinal plants to heal the people.